- Deshabandu Muttiah Muralitharan is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who was rated the greatest Test match bowler ever by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 2002
|Born:||17 April 1972 Comment |
|How old is Muttiah Muralitharan in 2021? / Age: ||49 years
Muttiah Muralitharan facts
- He retired from Test cricket in 2010, registering his 800th and final wicket on 22 July 2010 from his final ball in his last Test match
- Muralitharan holds the world record for the most wickets in both test and one-day cricket
- Muralitharan took the wicket of Gautam Gambhir on 5 February 2009 in Colombo to surpass Wasim Akram's ODI record of 502 wickets
- He became the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket when he overtook the previous record-holder Shane Warne on 3 December 2007
- Muralitharan had previously held the record when he surpassed Courtney Walsh's 519 wickets in 2004, but he suffered a shoulder injury later that year and was overtaken by Warne
- Averaging over six wickets per Test, Muralitharan is one of the most successful bowlers in the game
- Muralitharan held the number one spot in the International Cricket Council’s player rankings for Test bowlers for a record period of 1,711 days spanning 214 Test matches
- Muralitharan's career was beset by controversy over his bowling action for much of his international career
- Due to an unusual hyperextension of his congenitally bent arm during delivery, his bowling action was called into question on a number of occasions by umpires and sections of the cricket community
- After biomechanical analysis under simulated playing conditions, Muralitharan's action was cleared by the International Cricket Council, first in 1996 and again in 1999
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Last update: 02 April 2021
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