MURALI IS THE DON OF TEST BOWLING SAYS
Lankan spinner, Muttiah Muralidaran, has been named by Wisden,
alongside Don Bradman as the two greatest players in the
history of Test cricket.
Wisden - the cricketer's Bible - judged the levels of a
player's performance against the strength of the opposition,
career length, and the importance of each contribution.
In his typical modest fashion, Murali said "I'm very
surprised because No. 1 is a great honour and I don't rank
myself so high." Now in Australia, preparing for his
part in the One-Day series on December 22, he reflected
on his previous tours in a pertinent fashion: "What
I have gone through shouldn't happen to any other bowler,
whether it be Brett Lee or Shoaib Akhtar. It is very hard
to keep going when everyone is looking at you all the time,
but everything is past and gone."
Our congratulations to him, and to all these esteemed players
who employ the art of cricket