We take a look at the former
 spin maestro's illustrious career

Muttiah Muralidharan: Sri Lanka's Test legend 

In his first Test series against Australia, Muttiah was a handful for the Aussies. He executed a top-spinner to such perfection that skipper Allan Border failed to pick it up.

Bewitching Allan Border

He was among the best spinners in the world, giving the late Aussie legend a run for his money

At par with Shane Warne

In July 2010, Muttiah bagged his 520th wicket in Tests, surpassing the great Courtney Walsh. But, there were better things to come when cleaned up former England skipper Paul Collingwood to secure his 709th wicket, thus breaking Shane Warne’s record.

Best from the Rest

Of his 800 wickets in Test cricket, Murali has picked up 112 Test wickets against England in 16 matches. This remains the highest wicket tally in Test cricket against a single team for an individual.

The bane of England

One of Lanka's greatest cricketing moments came during the 1998 tour of England where Muttiah scalped a mammoth 16 wickets at the Oval, as the Lankans cruised to a 10-wicket win, their first Test win on English soil.

The hero of Oval

The Sri Lankan legend has an unimpressive record of having the most ducks in international cricket with 59 across all formats.

Unwanted batting record

Muttiah has 800 wickets in Tests, 534 wickets in ODIs, and 13 wickets in T20Is, adding up to 1347 wickets in international cricket. No other bowler has taken 1000 wickets across all formats of international cricket.

The legend that is Muttiah

Indian left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha became Muttiah Muralitharan’s 800th and final Test match wicket. Incidentally, Ojha was dismissed by Muttiah’s final delivery in Test cricket.

His final Test wicket

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