Being the third highest wicket-taker in history of Test cricket is no mean achievement but former India captain Anil Kumble wishes he had the skills of his two greatest contemporaries -- Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan.
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.