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    What's happening to Murali?

    Roebuck thinks it is time for the great man to call it quits.

    The Hindu : Sport / Cricket : It’s time for Muralitharan to bid adieu

    I dont think so.

    And I dont like the tone of the article. Murali deserves a much better tribute if someone is going to nudge him to leave.

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    Fair enough if you disagree, but what was wrong with the tone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Fair enough if you disagree, but what was wrong with the tone?
    he writes about murali struggling in the current series. briefly touches on his once dominant days. praises mcgrath and warne for timing their retirements well. dwelves on murali's controversial action. says but he is a nice guy who could bowl good line and length. and lists the batsmen who dominated him. and that is it. is that all he could write about the greatest match winner in history? i think roebuck can do a much better job than this. may be he is saving it up for murali's retirement.

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    That's not really tone, but content.

    And yeah I'm sure there will be a humdinger of an article by Roebuck, among many others, when Murali retires.

    They'll all mention Warne.
    They'll all mention his action and Hair.

    But at the end of the day they'll talk about his test wickets record and his match-winning abilities.


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    I don't agree with any criticism of Murali, but I do think it's time for him to go. He's not suddenly become a bad bowler but it's mildly depressing watching such an absolute legend of the game be so unthreatening.

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    I think it has alot to do with the pitches TBH, having watch a fair bit of the first two tests. In past discussions in oh so wonderful "Warne vs Murali thread" these pitches seem to VERY similar to the ones Murali bowled in on the tour in 97 to IND.

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    Article seems like Roebuck at his least cockish, tbh. Anno Domini is the one opponent who bests every cricketer in the end.
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    Have not read the Roebuck article, as I need to be out the door soon. (Groceries and then cricket in the avo.)

    But I thought this article pertinent in the thread. Will come back to it later.

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    This piece by Roebuck does not surprise me.. I expected a few calls like that on Murali's career after his poor performance in this series and over the last 1 year in general. Infact I read another article after the first test on cricinfo which talked about his unflattering statistics over the last 1 year or more.

    Roebuck is right to an extent, Murali have over bowled himself. Being part of the Sri Lankan side meant he had to frequently bowl over 40-50 overs per innings especially when up against a solid batting line up. His poor performance is definitely due to fatigue and fitness problems.

    Another factor is, with the technology available, many batsmen have worked him out now. Even England smashed him all over the park in the Champions Trophy.

    Maybe what he should do is, retire from ODIs, and play test cricket for 2 more years and try to get as many wickerts as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    That's not really tone, but content.
    i know. but he has chosen to write what he has written because he has assumed a sort of dismissive tone about murali's achievements. may be he will write a crackerjack tribute later. roebuck's farewell piece on ganguly was awesome.

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    Haha, I can't stand Roebuck, but he gets his job done. More of his articles provoke debate here than any other writer's. He's the master of making a statement controversial enough to cause some minor outrage but not so controversial as to make everyone immediately write him of as a bull**** artist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Warrior View Post
    Maybe what he should do is, retire from ODIs, and play test cricket for 2 more years and try to get as many wickerts as possible.

    Think SL only play like 5 tests in that time. Otherwise I think he might do that. He's admitted SL won't play enough tests before he's 40 for him to get to 1000 wickets. Quite sad really.
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    he is on a clear decline and needs to retire soon, which he is properly planning to do...that's what is happening to him...

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    Yeah, to my mind Murali has been clearly not the bowler he once was since the start of the 2007/08 season. He has still achieved the odd notable match in that time but whenever I've seen him he's simply spun the ball far, far less - and the massive spin has always been the trademark Murali and so much of what made him such a magnificent bowler.

    I think the last time we saw the Murali we all know and most love was that 2006/07 tour of New Zealand. Anything from then on I won't be assessing him on come the end of his career.
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    I think he is just getting old. He is a champion bloke. Unfortunately he has come across the most difficult opponent for spin bowlers at a worst time. Had it been England or South Africa, I am fairly confident he would have taken enough wickets to prevent such articles from cropping up.
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