Former Pakistan captain Muhammad Yousuf on Friday said that Sri Lankan legend and world's highest wicket-taker in Test cricket Muttiah Muralitharan would have never been allowed to play top-flight cricket had current ICC rules on chucking would have been in place during their time.
The ICC crackdown on bowlers with suspect action has come 20 years too late, says former international umpire Darrell Hair, who famously called Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan for alleged chucking during a Test in Melbourne in 1995.
Timid officiating has allowed a generation of `chuckers` to flourish in international cricket and the current crackdown on bowlers with illegal actions has arrived two decades late, according to former test umpire Darrell Hair.
Sri Lanka's world record holder Muttiah Muralitharan, once called for chucking during his controversial career, today urged bowlers around the world to bowl within the rules or else change their actions.
First cricketer that comes to mind when we talk about chucking is the legendary Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, who remained in news throughout his career, either for his superlative performances with the ball or for his controversial bowling action.
Mahela Jayawardene closed the curtain on an illustrious test career on Monday, leaving a huge gap in the Sri Lanka batting order as well as the dressing room, which the island country will find difficult to bridge.
Former Indian batting legend VVS Laxman cannot wait to see the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara taking on spin legends Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan. Sachin who leads the Marylebone Cricket Club will take on Rest of the World XI under the captaincy of Shane Warne on Saturday at Lords.
Exactly six months and 18 days after he had called time on his illustrious career, Sachin Tendulkar will once again step out in white flannels on the hallowed Lord`s turf leading the MCC XI against Shane Warne-led World XI in a bi-centenary celebrations match here on Saturday.
Australia spinner Nathan Lyon is coy about the new delivery he has been refining with Muttiah Muralitharan and hopes to unleash on Pakistan in October`s test series, describing it only as an "Australian" carrom ball.
All praise for Yuvraj Singh after his hurricane match-winning knock against Delhi Daredevils in an IPL match here, Royal Challengers Bangalore`s veteran spinner Muttiah Muralitharan said the left-hander still has it in him to be India`s match-winner in the ODI World Cup next year.
The stage is all set for the ICC T20 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka. Both the teams are geared up for this epic battle. Three years back in the same month, another World Cup final was played between these two Asian Lions, and India comprehensively sealed the victory and enjoyed the title of World Champions.