Murali will follow Bradman’s example
Jul 13, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The best bowler ever in cricket history Muttiah Muralitharan will follow the example of Australian legend Sir Donald Bradman, undoubtedly the best batsman ever in cricket history, even if the Sri Lankan spin wizard fails to achieve a desired landmark in his final Test.
Murali who has a tally of 792 Test wickets has already announced that the first Test starting on July 18 in Galle against India will be his final Test of the career and he will not change his mind irrespective of whether he achieves or not the landmark of 800 wickets in his final Test.
Murali will retire without regrets even if he is stuck on 799 wickets according to his manager Kushil Gunasekara.
"Murali won’t definitely change his mind and play another Test. Like the former Sri Lankan Test great Sidath Wettimuny reminded Murali, when Sir Donald Bradman played his last game he was out for a duck which deprived him of averaging 100. Despite knowing he could easily achieve it if he played another Test, he never came back. That shows the character of the person" added Gunasekara.