“A wicket is a wicket, be it left- or right-handed batsmen,” says Muralitharan

31 December 2020 12:28 pm - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Bipin Dani

The world's highest wicket-taker Muttiah Muralitharan is not losing sleep over his record, of dismissing the most number of left-handed batsmen in Test cricket, being broken. 

On Tuesday, when India’s right-arm off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bowled Australia's Josh Hazlewood in the second innings of the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) he became the bowler to dismiss the most left-handers in Test cricket, surpassing Muralitharan who had 191 dismissals against left-handed batsmen. 

"I don't look at this way. A wicket is a wicket-be it a left handed batsman or the right-handed. At the end of the day the win for the country is counted,” Muralitharan said. 

Muralitharan, however, was "more comfortable" bowling to the right-handed batsmen. 

"It is because there are not many left-handers in a team. We see two or three left-handed batsmen whereas the other batsmen are right-handed.”

Other bowlers in the list for most dismissals of left-handed batsmen are James Anderson (186), Glenn McGrath (172), Shane Warne (172) and Anil Kumble (167). 

Muralitharan's record of highest Test wickets (800) is however unlikely to be surpassed by any bowler in the near future. 


  Comments - 0

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

Govt. re-recommends COVID-19 regulations: Medics, legal experts warn of vaccine expiry dates and injuries

The public has once again been advised to wear masks to prevent the spread of

8-year-old grave sexual abuse victim gets justice after 18 years

In Palawela Udaniriella, an 8-year-old girl became the victim of Grave Sexual

Covid makes a comeback!

These questions have been buzzing in our heads over the past few weeks as hea

Gas shortage could have been averted – Litro Chairman

A serious shortage of fuel, gas and other essential items as a result of the