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    Murali breaks record for most ODI wickets, what a champion!

    Muthiah Muralitharan broke the long standing record of most ODI wickets by taking his 503rd when he got Gautam Gambhir caught behind.

    With this he leads the pack in both tests as well as ODIs. Surely a proof of his mastery and consistency over such a long career.

    What a champion!

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    Should retire now. Barely good enough anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk View Post
    Should retire now. Barely good enough anymore.
    Looked the part in the tests last year against us, tbh...




    But yeah, he doesn't look THAT good anymore but I reckon still good enough or at least better than whoever the other spinner in SL is..
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    Should retire from ODIs. Has hardly looked threatening over the last one year or more, except for 1 or 2 matches here and there.

    Still super value in test matches.


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    lol at how quickly we've gone from praising Caesar to burying him in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Precambrian View Post
    Muthiah Muralitharan broke the long standing record of most ODI wickets by taking his 503rd when he got Gautam Gambhir caught behind.
    Not that long standing, IMO.

    Still, 503 ODI wickets is an amazing effort, full credit to him.

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    wel done to him, he has said he wants to go on till WC, but i dont think he will play many ODIs till then

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    Haha! From praise, to damning with faint praise!

    Murali has been in decline for the best part of two years now, in both forms of the game. It has not been a sharp decline, just a gradual one, where he simply does not look as good he has been 1998 - 2006. For all that, I reckon he remains a good bowler, and still worth a test and odi spot for at least the next year or so. I do think though that the 2011 WC is unlikely, and I would prefer he retire while he still has something to offer and is worth his place in the side.

    Btw, here is a statistical breakdown of his figures in ODI cricket:

    Cricinfo - The rewards of consistency

    He really is a champion. Only Saqqy, imo, lays real claim to being a better ODI spinner.

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    I hear he chucks it.














    (Had to be done...)

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    Oh dear, better brace yourself for the blowback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    I hear he chucks it.




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    I know he chucks it, remember, you heard it from me?


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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
    Oh dear, better brace yourself for the blowback.
    Hands to be thrown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy View Post
    Hands to be thrown.
    Time to call you up on this.
    Beware the lollipop of mediocrity. Lick once and you suck forever...

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    Bradman never had to face quicks like Sharma and Irfan Pathan. He wouldn't of lasted a ball against those 2, not to mention a spinner like Sehwag.

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    This thread emphasizes the anti-Sri Lanka sentiment in this forum, i have nothing more to say.

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    Haha. I think it emphasizes the pro-pun sentiment actually.

    You don't have to be anti-Sri Lankan to recognize that Murali is a shadow of his former self.

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