Muthayya Muraleedharan Cricket Career And Records With Biography Full Information

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His nicknames are Muralee, Mamu, The Smiling Assassin, Master Technician and Don Bradman of Bowling. Murali’s height is 5 feet 7 inches. Muthayya Muraleedharan was born on 17 April 1972 in Nattarampota, Kandy, Sri Lanka and his hometown is also in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Muralee received his early education from St Anthony’s collage, Kandy.

Muralee’s father’s name is Sinnasami Muthayya and their mother’s name is Laxmi. Muthayya Muraleedharan on 21 March 2005. He was married earlier to Madhu Malar, his son’s name is Naren and his daughter’s name is Krisha.

Muraleedharan’s paternal grandfather Periyasamy Sinsamy settled in central Sri Lanka in southern India in 1920.


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Muthayya Muraleedharan’s jersey number while playing for Sri Lanka is 800.

His coach’s name is Sunil Fernando.

Muralee’s favourite batsmen are Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, Virendra Sehwag and Brian Lara. and his favourite bowlers are Shane Warne, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh and Daniel victory.

Muthayya Muraleedharan started playing cricket in the school itself. At the age of 14, Muralee represented the school in tournaments and Muthayya Muraleedharan was awarded the “BATA Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year” award in 1990–1991.

Muthayya Muraleedharan was selected for the Sri Lanka A team for the tour of England in 1991 and after that Muraleedharan left school and joined the Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club.

Muraleedharan has taken 232 wickets in first-class cricket.

Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara are his true friends in the cricket world. He is the only player who has represented Sri Lanka by being an Indian.


International Debut —

Muthayya Muraleedharan made his international Test debut against Australia on 28 August 1992 in Colombo.

Made his international ODI debut against India on 12 August 1993 at Colombo.

Muraleedharan made his T20 International debut on 22 December 2006 against New Zealand at Wellington.

Last International Match —

Muraleedharan played the last international Test match on 18 July 2010 against India at Galle International Stadium.

The last international ODI match was played against India on 2 April 2011 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (World Cup 2011 final match).

International T20’s last match against Australia W.A.C.A. was Played at the Ground on 31 December 2010.



Muthayya Muraleedharan played his first IPL match on 19 April 2008 against Punjab Kings.

The last IPL match was played on 22 May 2014 at Eden Gardens against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Muthayya Muraleedharan has played for Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka A, Asia XI, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, ICC World XI, Sri Lanka Legends, World Giants, Manipal Tigers and Asia Lions.

Awards in the Game of cricket Won by Muthayya Muraleedharan And owner —

In 2000, the Wisden Leading Cricketer of the World award was given to Muraleedharan.

2006, the Wisden Leading Cricketer of the World Award was given. In 2017, Muthayya Muraleedharan was honoured with the Ada Derama Sri Lankan Award of the Year.

On 1 August 2015, Sri Lankan President Maithripul Sirisena appointed Muthayya Muraleedharan as the brand ambassador of the Presidential Task Force.


International Career —

Muthayya Muraleedhara has taken 1347 wickets in 495 international matches. These include 77 five-wicket halls and 22 ten-wicket halls.

He took 16 wickets for 222 runs in a Test match against England in January 1998, which is his best bowling performance in Test cricket.

Muraleedharan has played in the 5 ODI World Cups (1996,1999,2003,2007,2011) in his international career, in which he has taken 67 wickets. Muthayya Muraleedharan is the world’s second-highest wicket-taker in ICC ODI World Cup, highest wicket-taker in ICC ODI World Cup is Australian bowler Glenn McGrath with 71 wickets.

Muraleedharan is the first player in the world to take 800 wickets in international Test cricket and more than 500 wickets in international ODIs. Muthayya Muraleedharan took his first international wicket by dismissing Kerry McDermott of Australia.


Some Special Things Of Muthayya Muraleedharan —

Muraleedharan took his first five-wicket haul against South Africa in August 1993, in which Murali took five wickets for 104 runs.

In 1995, Muraleedharan took 80 wickets in 22 Tests.

On 16 March 1997, Muraleedharan took his 100th wicket by dismissing stephan Fleming in the Hamilton Test match, becoming the first Sri Lankan to take 100 wickets in international Test cricket. In December 2000, Muthayya Muraleedharan completed 300 test wickets in his 58th Test match. Dennis Lillee is the fastest to 300 Test wickets (in 56 matches) in international Test cricket, followed by Muraleedharan who is the fastest to 300 Test wickets (in 58 matches).

Muthayya Muraleedharan completed 400 wickets in his 72nd Test match on 15 January 2002. Muraleedharan became the fastest to 400 wickets in international Test cricket, and on 16 March 2004, Muralitharan became the fastest to 500 wickets in international Test cricket (in 87 matches).

In May 2004, Muthayya Muraleedharan broke the record of West Indies bowler Courtney Walsh  (519 Test wickets).

In July 2007, only the second player in the world to take 700 wickets in international Test cricket is Muthayya Muraleedharan, and the first player in the world to take 700 wickets in international Test cricket is Shane Warne.

Muraleedharan broke the record of Shane Warne (708 Test wickets) on 3 December 2007 and took the record of getting the most wickets in international Test cricket and still holds this record. Muralee took 23 wickets in the World Cup in 2007.


International Retirement —

Muthayya Muraleedharan retired from international Test cricket on 2 July 2010  and retired from all formats of international cricket in 2011.


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Muraleedharan is the Highest wicket—Taker (800 wickets) in international Test cricket. 

He is the highest wicket-taker in ODIs (534 wickets).

Muraleedharan is the only bowler in the world to have taken more than 50 wickets against all cricket-playing nations.

He is the first wrist off-spinner bowler in cricket history.

Muraleedharan has taken the most wickets (more than 75 wickets) in a calendar year in 2000,2001 and 2006.

In international Test cricket, he has achieved a record 67 five-wicket hauls and 22 ten-wicket hauls.

Has achieved the maximum number of 11 men in the series in international test cricket.

   Career statistics

Tests – 800 wickets in 133 matches.Five-wicket haul 67 times, Ten-wicket haul 22 times.Best bowling in an inning – 9/51 Best bowling in a Test match – 16/200.

ODI – 534 wickets in 350 matches. Five-wicket haul 10 times.Best Bowling — 7/30.

T20 – 13 wickets in 12 matches.Best Bowling — 3/29.

IPL – 63 wickets in 66 matches.Best Bowling – 3/11.




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