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Muttiah Muralitharan influential career
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Muttiah Muralitharan influential career

The Sri Lankan cricket legend Muttiah Muralitharan is known for his capacity to turn the ball on some random surface and his continuous energy for the game, he was immediately nicknamed the "smiling assassin".

"Murali" broke into the scheme in 1992 in a Test against Australia where he got wickets of batsmen Mark Waugh and Tom Moody, and furthermore included in the 1996 World Cup winning side. He shook the cricketing world in 1998 when he took Sri Lanka to their first Test victory in England against the home side with figures of 7 for 155 and 9 for 65 at the Oval.

The maestro proceeded with his brilliance with the ball as he took 6 for 87 and 7 for 84 against South Africa at Galle in the year 2000 dismissing every one of the eleven batsmen over two innings. Murali played a vital job with the ball to agree with his position to the finals of the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup. Everything was not blushing in the cricketing life of Muralitharan as he was pulled up for a suspect activity on a few events.

The action has been bitter-sweet for the off-spinner making him vulnerable to charges of bowling with an unlawful action and receiving rewards as 800 Test wickets. Murali's delivery the 'doosra', the one that doesn't turn yet goes straight on is one of the most compelling reasons for his general accomplishment as a bowler and has been his weapon of mass destruction. Following the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, he declared his retirement from international cricket.