MUTTIAH MURALITHARAN

  • No point creating controversy over Sachin's revelation: Muttiah Muralitharan November 4, 2014

    Kolkata: Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan on Tuesday said there's no point creating a controversy over Sachin Tendulkar's revelation on Greg Chappell. "Tendulkar has told the truth and the experiences he went through and spoke from his heart...India should take this in a positive manner and ensure that they don't...
  • Muttiah Muralitharan urges bowlers to bowl within rules October 8, 2014

    Sharjah: Sri Lanka's world record holder Muttiah Muralitharan, once called for chucking during his controversial career, on Wednesday urged bowlers around the world to bowl within the rules or else change their actions. The 42-year-old joined the debate whether the process adopted by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in its crackdown...
  • Nathan Lyon relishes work with master Muttiah Muralitharan July 11, 2014

    Australian spin bowler Nathan Lyon said on Friday his work with Muttiah Muralitharan has been hugely beneficial and can only make him a better bowler. The world's leading Test wicket taker has been helping Lyon in Colombo and has agreed to join the Australian coaching team more formally for their series...
  • Snapshot: Sachin Tendulkar clicks the sports version of the Oscar selfie with Brian Lara, Kevin Pietersen and Muttiah Muralitharan June 30, 2014

    Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar clicked a sports version of the epic Oscar selfie with former West Indies captain Brian Lara, former England captain Kevin Pietersen, Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan and British journalist and television host Piers Morgan. Morgan tweeted the photo on Monday. ...
  • Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan working on new delivery for Lyon June 20, 2014

    Sydney: Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan says he is working on a new delivery for Australia's top spinner Nathan Lyon and expects it to be perfected for their series against Pakistan. The world's leading Test wicket taker has been helping Lyon in Colombo and this week agreed to join the Australian...
  • Muttiah Muralitharan to help coach Australian team June 18, 2014

    Former Sri Lanka spin great Muttiah Muralitharan has gone from longtime adversary of Australia to a coach of its national team. Cricket Australia said on Wednesday that Muralitharan, who finished with a record 800 Test wickets, would help prepare Australia's batsmen for a twoTest series against Pakistan in the United Arab...
  • Yuvraj can be India's matchwinner at 2015 World Cup: Muralitharan May 14, 2014

    Bangalore: All praise for Yuvraj Singh after his hurricane matchwinning knock against Delhi Daredevils in an IPL match here, Royal Challengers Bangalore's veteran spinner Muttiah Muralitharan said the lefthander still has it in him to be India's matchwinner in the ODI World Cup next year. After an indifferent run so far,...
  • Hope to find new bowling talent in Bengal: Waqar Younis March 18, 2014

    The Cricket Association of Bengal has undertaken the Vision 2020 programme for the next three and has roped in former players Waqar Younis and Muttiah Muralitharan to work with its players....
  • Waqar Younis, Muttiah Muralitharan appointed Bengal coaches March 10, 2014

    Kolkata: Pakistani fast-bowling legend Waqar Younis and retired Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan were on Monday appointed as bowling consultants for a Cricket Association of Bengal coaching programme beginning March 15 for a three-year contract. Brainchild of former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, the iconic duo will spend at least 30...
  • Virender Sehwag to captain MCC in match against Durham February 20, 2014

    London: India Test discard Virender Sehwag has been roped in to captain the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) squad in a fourday Champion County match against Durham starting March 23 in Abu Dhabi. "Virender Sehwag and Muttiah Muralitharan have been confirmed as part of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) squad that will...
  • Dale Steyn becomes second fastest bowler to 350 Test wickets December 30, 2013

    South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn claimed his 350th Test victim on Monday that made him the joint second fastest to the landmark and en route earned his team a serieswinning victory against India in Durban. Steyn equalled the likes of Richard Hadlee to the second spot in his 69th Test,...
  • Sachin Tendulkar is the 'greatest' of my era: Muttiah Muralitharan November 17, 2013

    New Delhi: "His wicket was always the most important for us," said legendary Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan as he paid tribute to Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar terming him the "greatest cricketer" of his generation who played the game like a "true gentleman" for 24 years. Muralitharan, with whom Tendulkar...
  • Renegades resign Muralitharan for Big Bash July 23, 2013

    Sydney: Leading Test wickettaker Muttiah Muralitharan on Tuesday resigned for the Australian Big Bash League with the Melbourne Renegades, who also unveiled Test quicks Peter Siddle and James Pattinson as part of their team. The 41yearold Sri Lankan spin maestro was the Renegades' leading bowler last season in the Twenty20 competition,...
  • Muralitharan disappointed with IPL GC ruling March 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan is disappointed at the IPL governing council's move to disallow players from his country to play matches in Chennai, a decision taken in view of the prevailing antiSinhalese sentiments in the state. Bowing to intense political pressure, top Sri Lankan players were on Tuesday...
  • Shane Watson's pull-out not a first for cricket tours March 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Tuesday in cricket was dominated by news emanating from India where four current members of the touring Australia part were removed from the squad for this week's third Test, following by the pullout of Shane Watson hours later. In the aftermath of Watson's withdrawal ahead of the Mohali...
  • Herath the best after Murali: Jayawardene November 20, 2012

    Galle: Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene has termed Rangana Herath as the secondbest spinner he has played with after Muttiah Muralitharan, the most successful bowler in Test history. Herath's fivewicket haul on Monday set the tone for a crushing Sri Lankan win over New Zealand before tea on day three,...
  • New Zealand seek Muralitharan's help on Sri Lanka tour October 24, 2012

    Test cricket's leading wickettaker Muttiah Muralitharan will be asked to pass on his expertise to New Zealand's bowlers and batsmen on their tour of Sri Lanka, the country's head coach has said. The New Zealandbased members of the team leave for the tour, which includes a Twenty20 match, five one day...
  • New Zealand seek Murali's help on Sri Lanka tour October 24, 2012

    Test cricket's leading wickettaker Muttiah Muralitharan will be asked to pass on his expertise to New Zealand's bowlers and batsmen on their tour of Sri Lanka, the country's head coach has said. The New Zealandbased members of the team leave for the tour, which includes a Twenty20 match, five one day...
  • Counted 15 chuckers in World T20, claims Bedi October 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The legendary former India leftarm spinner Bishan Singh Bedi's hatred towards suspicious bowling actions is not a secret in the cricketing world, which he once again made public last Friday when he tweeted that he counted as many as 15 bowlers chucking during the recently concluded ICC World...
  • Ban spotfixers for life, says Muralitharan October 13, 2012

    Singapore: Anyone involved in spotfixing should be banned for life, former Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan told Reuters on Saturday, days after six umpires were provisionally suspended for allegedly agreeing to fix matches. India TV showed footage on Monday of what the news channel said was officials from Pakistan, Bangladesh and...
  • Murali joins Melbourne Renegades for Big Bash July 12, 2012

    Melbourne: Muttiah Muralitharan in the forthcoming season of the Big Bash has confirmed that he will be representing Melbourne Renegades in the Twenty20 league. While Warne is expected to be part of the Melbourne Stars again, it will be Muralitharan's first tryst with the Australian domestic cricket after he signed for...
  • 'England's T20 format is lagging behind' June 14, 2012

    London: Former Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan believes that England's domestic Twenty20 format is lagging way behind its worldwide equivalents, and it will benefit hugely if it adopts the same franchise format used in the Indian Premier League (IPL). "They introduced it [Twenty20 cricket] worldwide but now England is oldfashioned....
  • Bangalore defeat puts Chennai into playoffs May 20, 2012

    Royal Challengers Bangalore faltered at the final hurdle, losing to Deccan Chargers by nine runs in Hyderabad on Sunday to leave them stranded on fifth and out of the IPL playoffs. Deccan, meanwhile, proved to be the saviours for Chennai Super Kings, winning their final two games against Rajasthan Royals...
  • Allround team effort led to win: de Villiers May 7, 2012

    Bangalore: AB de Villiers might have turned out to be the hero for Royal Challengers Bangalore in their fivewicket win over Deccan Chargers, but the South African instead lavished praise on openers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Chris Gayle for setting up the platform for the run chase on Sunday. De Villiers, who...
  • Muralitharan is the real Mr Cricket: Hussey May 5, 2012

    Chennai: Chennai Super Kings batsman Michael Hussey, who is nicknamed Mr Cricket, has passed on his tag to Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan, saying the offspinner deserves it because of his work ethics. "I'm not a big fan of it, actually, because I feel that there are several cricketers out...
  • Spinners having a ball in IPL 5 May 5, 2012

    From Delhi's Shahbaz Nadeem to Rajasthan's Brad Hogg, Kolkata's Sunil Narine to Punjab's Piyush Chawla, spinners have influenced the outcome of topsyturvy Twenty20 matches that have invariably gone into the last over without an assured victor. IPL 5 has been a paradise for leftarm spinners, who have won five ManoftheMatch awards....
  • Vettori finds fourforeigner cap a tough ask April 27, 2012

    Kolkata: The Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Daniel Vettori on Friday said selecting a balanced playing eleven with the fourforeigner rule is a tough ask for any side in the Indian Premier League. Spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan may be an obvious choice on the difficult Eden track but with Vettori back...
  • Appanna was the real Man of the Match: De Villiers April 24, 2012

    Jaipur: His blistering 23ball 59 formed the cornerstone of Royal Challengers Bangalore's easy win, but AB de Villiers, in a nice gesture, shared his ManoftheMatch award with KP Appanna, who turned in an impressive performance with the ball on Monday. Appanna picked up four wickets after de Villiers' heroics as...
  • Gayle will be RCB's fifth bowler: Murali April 14, 2012

    Bangalore: Royal Challengers Bangalore are feeling the pinch of lacking a fifth bowler and looking at Chris Gayle to fill the gap and avoid another thrashing like the one against Chennai Super Kings in their last match. Bangalore conceded 45 runs in the last two overs against Chennai in Chepauk...
  • RCB start as favourites against KKR April 9, 2012

    Bangalore: Less than a week into the fifth season of the lucrative IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders find themselves in a familiar predicament two matches, two defeats, and another poor start to the tournament. Going into their third match against a much fancied Royal Challengers Bangalore, who picked up a...