Murali Claims 800
Muttiah Muralitharan has gone into a territory where no other bowler in test cricket has gone. He has become the first man to claim 800 test wickets. He’s one of the greatest spinners ever to lay the game. He achieved this feat in First test against India at Galle. It was a fairytale end to an glorious career.Prior to this match he told this would me his last test and he was 8 wickets short of the 800 mark. In match where the opposition offered him little resistance the only competition for him was his fellow team mate Lasith Malinga. He threatned to take all refusing him to acheive this landmark. At one point in the match he was 799 wickets with two wickets remaining in the innings. Then the un expected happened VVS Laxman ran himself out and there was only one wicket to take. Then after 23 wicket less overs he got the last one.The long wait for the 800th wicket only exemplified the toil that went into the preceding 799. And by the way, Sri Lanka won his farewell Test too, by ten wickets for the seventh time.
Shane Warne another spin legend has told that this record can’t be broken by anyone. This is itself is a great testimonial to him.
Posted on July 22, 2010, in Cricket, Current Affairs, Sports and tagged 800, india srilanka first test, murali, murali 800 wickets, muttiah muralitharan. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Murali Claims 800.