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    Murali to retire from Test Cricket

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    First player ever to announce he'll retire in 15 months' time?

    I think so.
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    Whoa. Huge news. I guess it had to come pretty soon though; 37 isn't that especially young, especially when you've been doing it since 1992.
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    Yeah, no-one can go on forever. Murali's done incredibly to play for as long as he has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Whoa. Huge news. I guess it had to come pretty soon though; 37 isn't that especially young, especially when you've been doing it since 1992.
    He's played both formats throughout as well. Murali will be missed.
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    legend of the game love watching him play especially with the bat .Love you Murali
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    First player ever to announce he'll retire in 15 months' time?

    I think so.
    To be fair, he did first and foremost announce his Test retirement, which is only next year.

    Such a pity he couldn't play more Tests in England.

    Legend, and a thoroughly nice bloke.

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    November 2010 = 15 months away from July/August 2009

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    Or something.

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    Yeah will be missed indeed. One of the 2 greatest spinners of all time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    First player ever to announce he'll retire in 15 months' time?

    I think so.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999 View Post
    November 2010 = 15 months away from July/August 2009
    Good observations Albert.
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    That rules out the 1000 wickets then. Of course it was always a very long shot given his injuries and the relatively few tests that Sri Lanka plays. Obviously a legend of the game and IMO the greatest bowler the game has seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
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    This.

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    The greatest spinner ever, IMO. With the last of the big four to retire (Warne, MacGill, Kumble, Murali), spin fans will soon realize how spoiled they've been since the 90s. Let's hope Mendis unveils some new magic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by subshakerz View Post
    The greatest spinner ever, IMO. With the last of the big four to retire (Warne, MacGill, Kumble, Murali), spin fans will soon realize how spoiled they've been since the 90s. Let's hope Mendis unveils some new magic...
    yup. i will be very surprised if murali's test record is broken in my life time (i am hoping not to be run over by truck next month). even with so many tests being played around the globe these days, 800+ wickets is bloody difficult to beat. someone will have to play 130 tests and average 6.5 wkt/test. it is beyond human limits in my opinion.

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