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Sri Lankan cricketing legend Muttiah Muralitharan said today that Channel 4 had lost its credibility in his eyes due to airing an edited clip of an interview which distorted the context he spoke in.

“It was unethical for them to edit three minutes of a 45 minute interview and air it. Channel 4 lost all credibility in my eyes” he told Daily Mirror online.

When questioned as to if the journalists assured him of airing the entire interview prior to agreeing on the interview, he replied in the affirmative.

“Yes that’s what they said and they promised that they would carry everything. I was not the one who wanted to be interviewed. They are the ones who wanted it badly. If they published the entire interview that would be the right thing to do and if they were to edit what I said they should have told me. I would have accepted it if they told me, but they did not and I think that was very unethical” he said. (Hafeel Farisz, Sanath Desmond)

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  Comments - 27

  • Kumar Thursday, 21 November 2013 04:04 AM

    Sack Chandrasiri and make Murali the Governor to North

    hamilees Wednesday, 20 November 2013 06:54 AM

    So, Murali spoke in a different context?

    Yuri Tuesday, 19 November 2013 03:26 PM

    Politics and Sports same thing. if you understand one must have understand the other one

    ME Wednesday, 20 November 2013 11:03 AM


    ind Wednesday, 20 November 2013 11:06 AM

    What's wrong with talking the truth. You got hurt ?

    ind Wednesday, 20 November 2013 11:07 AM

    No body is using. He was requested by CH4 itself !!

    Vinoth Wednesday, 20 November 2013 05:18 PM

    Murali deserves this. Why is talking for ungrateful nuts whose blood racism runs freely.

    Puka Bunda Thursday, 21 November 2013 05:04 AM

    If you are a cricketer stick to cricket. Don't get in to politics because you don't understand politics.

    Chanaka Wednesday, 20 November 2013 06:16 PM

    Well done Murali you are truly a proud son of Lanka

    RohanR Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:18 AM

    Well Murali.... I heard the Channel 4 interview and this one. It sounded awful and heartless in the Channel 4 interview when you said “Because of 20 r 30 mothers crying to me, that means that is the truth?” and "these people also can mislead". People disappeared in North and East heavily and in the West. These people are not militants, but normal public. But you excuse now is that Channel 4 edited you heavily. It was loud and clear what you said. Now, go back and listen to your interview here. Your interview here itself should have been heavily edited from the 12 something minutes to save you from embarrassment and to save time for the listeners as you repeated the same thing many times and laboured through minor points. I think you want to get some genuine advice on both what to say and on media interviews. There is a saying that, 'don't keep digging if you are stuck in a hole.' Hope you understand. By the way, what Murali did here is not a doosra to Channel 4, but a hit-wicket.

    zacky een Thursday, 21 November 2013 06:26 AM


    ind Wednesday, 20 November 2013 08:05 AM

    Truth in any context!

    Somertna Piya Wednesday, 20 November 2013 08:13 AM

    Hi Muttiah Please stick to your DOSA. Let the politicians deal with it.Now you look like DR who falls on the feet to survive. MR has done a good job and hats off to him.

    Mohan Wednesday, 20 November 2013 08:16 AM

    Stick to sports mate. Do not dabble in politics.

    asoka Thursday, 21 November 2013 01:46 AM

    truth or no truth murali is in love with sri lanka...

    Myrna Wednesday, 20 November 2013 08:29 AM

    I\'ts the same thing SL state media did. the whole voice of callum was not aired but down there it called the LTTE supporter and funded by them is in anuradhapura

    SADA Wednesday, 20 November 2013 08:29 AM

    You better change your dress, you can be a national list MP and deputy minister. You done a lot these days.

    old citizen Wednesday, 20 November 2013 08:31 AM

    Murali is no doubt a legend ,It's better for him to avoid in controversial politics

    cv Wednesday, 20 November 2013 08:42 AM


    sanath Friday, 22 November 2013 11:58 AM

    Make Murali as Governor of North. he is the best tamil of all.

    acord Wednesday, 20 November 2013 10:14 AM

    dont be like a gentle sportsman.

    sena Wednesday, 20 November 2013 03:22 PM

    The sword that is the Television media at work.

    Roy Wednesday, 20 November 2013 03:35 PM

    murali you are becoming a SL minister.Same like Karuna and Douglas..Well done

    Shan Thursday, 21 November 2013 03:32 AM

    Murali you have good future in SL keep it up

    Haka Haka Thursday, 21 November 2013 03:35 AM

    Well said buddy

    kingasanga Tuesday, 19 November 2013 02:53 PM

    It is very clear, LTTE still using C4 to explor Sri Lanka.

    Mohamed Wednesday, 20 November 2013 10:36 AM

    do not use Murali for pretty gain ...

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