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Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan grabbed his 800th Test wicket a short while ago during the last day of the first Test match against India in Galle becoming the first player to take 800 wickets in a Test match. Muralitharan will be retiring from Test cricket today.






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  • yoga Thursday, 22 July 2010 10:52 AM

    Congratulations!!! Well done Murali. You are the man of Sri Lanka

    Siri Thursday, 22 July 2010 03:38 PM

    Thank you for raising the lion flag through sweat, blood and toil, overcoming narrow-minded skeptics, too, in this process.

    Wasantha Thursday, 22 July 2010 04:20 PM

    You stuck to your word and retired from test cricket today. Though it is big loss for cricket, we greatly appreciate your contribution, which no one else can match.

    anura Thursday, 22 July 2010 04:47 AM

    CONGRADULATIONS !!!

    London City Boy Thursday, 22 July 2010 04:32 PM

    Congrats Murali Anna ... I still remember the day we lit fireworks when you took 100 wickets, while playing for school. We are proud of you!

    ekavi Thursday, 22 July 2010 08:30 AM

    Good luck Murali. You are proud for us!!!

    NAYAGAM Thursday, 22 July 2010 08:30 AM

    CONGRADULATIONS MURALI , WE ARE PROUD OF YOU

    Saradial Thursday, 22 July 2010 08:35 AM

    Congratulations Murali, You did it.

    Abdul Thursday, 22 July 2010 08:36 AM

    A fitting end to a legacy...

    Mohamed Shafraz Thursday, 22 July 2010 08:36 AM

    Congratulations Murali!

    sharukh khan Thursday, 22 July 2010 08:36 AM

    congradulations MURALI the MAN.
    still capabale of getting wickets

    Arshad Thursday, 22 July 2010 08:37 AM

    Congrats boy !!!!!! all Sri lankans are proud of you...

    Ranjan Thursday, 22 July 2010 08:37 AM

    Awesome... man... Truly phenomenal.... :-)

    Hemapala Thursday, 22 July 2010 08:37 AM

    He is a great son of the Motherland. Great Murali. BSM ENTERPRISE
    wish you all the best

    Appu Thursday, 22 July 2010 08:40 AM

    well done Murali.

    Rushdi Thursday, 22 July 2010 08:45 AM

    Congrats Murali!!! You got 800 wickets. This shows you have never cheated anyone. May Almighty bless u in what ever u do!!!

    Rushdi Thursday, 22 July 2010 08:45 AM

    Congrats Murali!!! You got 800 wickets. This shows you have never cheated anyone. May Almighty bless u in what ever u do!!!

    sylar Thursday, 22 July 2010 08:56 AM

    wel done murali....we sri lankans proud of u ...

    Zahir Thursday, 22 July 2010 08:59 AM

    Congragulation Murali. You are the best. We are proud of you. You are great.

    Gayan Samarasekara Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:00 AM

    Congrats Murali... You made Sri Lankans proud.

    kasun Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:02 AM

    WELL DONE.....................................................

    WE WILL MISS U.........................................................

    Sugirthan Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:03 AM

    Congratulations Murali... You are a true legend and a proud son of Mother Lanka.... We Sri Lankans are very very proud of you!!!

    Raj Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:03 AM

    Muralitharan, you made history in Sri Lanka...the motherland is proud of you. Legend of Sri Lankan Cricket.

    bugger Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:05 AM

    Congradulations and the best of luck in the future

    Hash Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:06 AM

    Great Job Murali !!! Proud to be an Antonian !!

    Bird Eye Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:06 AM

    You are the greatest cricketer i have ever seen.
    Congratulations.

    rich Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:07 AM

    U R DA BEST!!!

    Sanga Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:07 AM

    800 Wickets in Test Cricket! The legendary bowler Murali has made world history! My heartiest congratulation and best wishes to Murali! He deserves best's Lifetime achievement! Murali – “King of Spin”.

    Bagi Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:09 AM

    Records meant to be achieved and broken later. But this Murali's record will not be broken atleast for next 5 decades.
    Well Done Murali. We are very proud of you.

    Ruwantha Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:09 AM

    My congradulations ...............

    May you be live forever in our hearts.

    good luck

    Dr wicky Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:10 AM

    CONGRADULATIONS MURALI.yOU ARE A REAL LION OF SRILANKA.

    UJ Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:10 AM

    Congratulation Murali! You are the Man who reinvented spin bowling to this world. Long live and God Bless You.

    Ramsworth Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:10 AM

    Congratulations

    ### Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:13 AM

    WELL DONE MURALI... YOU MADE SRI LANKA PROUD..HATS OFF FOR YOU MURALI.....

    joy uk Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:14 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS MURALI , WE ARE PROUD OF YOU

    GOOD JOB.

    asantha Thursday, 22 July 2010 12:32 PM

    dear murali you are at rue son of mother lanka Congratulatios

    Sammy Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:14 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS MURALI. RETIRING WITH A FLOURISH. YOU'RE ONE OF A KIND. I BELIEVE NO ONE CAN OUTDO THIS RECORD.

    ravi sene Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:14 AM

    Man like no other. Man of the year. Pride of Sri Lnaka!

    criclover Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:14 AM

    well done murali

    Kanish Thursday, 22 July 2010 06:38 PM

    Congratulations Murali! Thank you for the wonderful memories and honour you brought to Sri Lanka.

    sambaata Thursday, 22 July 2010 06:43 PM

    Good luck to you and your family!

    Janaka Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:15 AM

    Best of the Best in the worlds cricket today,,Good job man..

    Chandra Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:16 AM

    Good on you Murali.

    You rightly let the ball answer the critics!!

    Nishan Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:19 AM

    First bowler to take 800 Test wickets!
    Wow! What a record! Your record will stand for a long long time.
    I had some doubts whether you would finish on 799. It was great to take one more wicket.
    Congratulations and best wishes!

    Ruwan Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:19 AM

    Great sportsman, great gentleman congardulations...

    Ash Di Spentaneous Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:21 AM

    ok congrats murali!

    now I've a doubt... will his son play for lanka or india?

    RajasH Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:21 AM

    Well done Murali. Congratulations. This is the topic of discussion today in the offices, restaurants, pubs, bars, buses,trains, TV chat shows, all over the cricket loving world.

    Today I am proud to be a Sri Lankan and Tamil.

    Redflame Thursday, 22 July 2010 07:07 PM

    Congratulations Murali! We must pay tribute to our greatest captain Arjuna, for standing-up at a crucial moment, to save Murali's career ... If not for 'Captain Cool' we wouldn't be celebrating this great moment in cricket, today.

    Mohamed Riyaz Thursday, 22 July 2010 07:10 PM

    The entire nation is proud of you!

    Manjula- Abu Dhabi Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:22 AM

    Well done Murali,

    Kinldy give some tips to Sanna while your stay down south.

    nishV Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:24 AM

    Congratulations Murali, we love you

    Lawyer Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:25 AM

    Congrats Murali.

    abimaran Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:28 AM

    We proud of you, Hero!

    nizar Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:28 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS FOREVER , U ARE OUR HEART

    Bonggo Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:29 AM

    Legend of World Cricket!

    With his very last ball in Test Cricket, Murali took a wicket and reached a landmark.

    First bowler in history to take 800 wickets !!!

    Thank you Murali and Good Luck.

    ranjith Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:30 AM

    CONGRADULATIONS****

    Arshad Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:31 AM

    Congrads. You are the real Hero in Cricket.

    commonsense Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:33 AM

    you have been a great ambassador , for the team, for the country and for the game itself.. Good luck to your induction to the Hall of Fame..

    SilverHawk Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:34 AM

    Congratulations ...you are the champion.

    charith Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:39 AM

    Good luck Murali. You are proud for us

    Sam of hong Kong Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:40 AM

    Dear President of Sri Lanka, Pleae name Mount Piduruthalaga as "Mount Muralidharan" or the main street in Kandy as "Murali street" Long live Price of Kanday and Thank you Murali for entertaining us.

    dileepa Thursday, 22 July 2010 01:39 PM

    well done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you are our hero................Murali...........

    Upul Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:44 AM

    Well done Sir!!

    Vasantha de aaaaAlwi Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:45 AM

    Murali,

    Congratulations.When we start on the first day I knew you were going to make it .

    I wonder what the Australians (Specially Darrel Hair ) are going to say now.


    Cheers.


    Vasanthade Alwis

    lixith Thursday, 22 July 2010 01:46 PM

    congrtz murali brother.....all are proud of you...specially we antonians are so proud of you...

    ajan Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:46 AM

    Con'lation murali !!!
    legend of cricket !

    Ham Thursday, 22 July 2010 01:53 PM

    Congratulations! You retired in Style. You should be great example for those who do not understand went to retirement.

    shavantha Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:50 AM

    Congratulations murali and thank you for your service

    Ameer Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:50 AM

    A true Sri Lankan hero- congratulation- Murali.

    Lanka Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:52 AM

    CONGRATS MURALI.... You made the right decision, keeping your dignity for ever as a cricketer. We call "MURALI THE GREAT"....

    Dishan Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:52 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS Murali!!!! You are a Legend!!

    Ratnasiri Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:53 AM

    Welldone Murali Brother, I can Still remember those days u mesmerized all batsmans in school Arena with Kalpage and Piyal. We knew that one day u gonna write a new record book in world cricket. Wish u all da best. It couldn’t have been better more.

    ismathhussain Thursday, 22 July 2010 02:13 PM

    well done murali. and we need another murali in future.

    NMD Thursday, 22 July 2010 10:19 AM

    HERO all the way. Thank you for the music

    RajasH Thursday, 22 July 2010 10:20 AM

    It is interesting that his 800th wicket was caught Mahela B Murali.

    Does any one know how many wickets account for that combination,

    beewhy Thursday, 22 July 2010 10:23 AM

    Good Luck, God Bless Murali Son,........You are an icon for Sri Lanka, and an example for the world.......(Hope some Sri Lankan's will learn simplicity and to be honorable from you...)

    Irfan Thursday, 22 July 2010 10:25 AM

    Congratulations, Murali you are great.

    pj Thursday, 22 July 2010 02:42 PM

    Congrats Muralitharan!! "A few are born with talent that excel,but everyone is capable of living well" is the lesson we learnt from you legend!!

    Ahamed -UAE Thursday, 22 July 2010 10:28 AM

    Congragulation Murali. you made us proud. wish you a good family life

    Neil Thursday, 22 July 2010 02:53 PM

    Murali, you have done not only Sri Lanka but the entire Subcontinent proud. Congratulations, Sir! P.S. Please listen to your wife and DONT retire just yet.....:)

    twitznteddy Thursday, 22 July 2010 10:33 AM

    Congrats Murali ....! You made all Sri Lankans proud....!
    Hip Hip Huray.....!

    Luxman Goonewardena Friday, 23 July 2010 08:19 AM

    Congrats Murali you stuck to your words, hope and pray that others will follow your example, specially oldies

    Sampath Samarasekara Thursday, 22 July 2010 10:36 AM

    Congrads!!! Murali, Good Job..

    Dr I.M.C.Fernando Thursday, 22 July 2010 10:37 AM

    Heartiest Congratulations to Muralitharan, a great son of Sri Lanka. All Best Wishes to you and your family. Your world record will stand for all time !

    Champika K Thursday, 22 July 2010 10:38 AM

    If there was ever a legend here, that was you.

    An epitome of humility and humaneness you deserve it more than anybody else

    Champika

    Indian Thursday, 22 July 2010 03:06 PM

    Hearty Congratulations Murali. You are just a Koh-i-noor of Cricket and will be missed forever. Wishing you all the best in your life.

    kassa Thursday, 22 July 2010 10:42 AM

    My Congratulations Murali. I think you will be " SIR MURALI" in future. Thank for your service. We are proud of You as a Sri Lankan.

    Ground Boy Thursday, 22 July 2010 10:44 AM

    Good Bye. Thanks. Great exodus.

    Vijith Senaratne Thursday, 22 July 2010 10:46 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS Murali. You are an all time hero

    Hema Thursday, 22 July 2010 10:46 AM

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MURALI


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