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Murali grabs 800 wickets before retiring from test cricket

Jul 22, 2010 7:46:37 AM - itnnews.lk

Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan grabbed his 800th Test wicket immediately after the lunch break during the last day of the first Test match against India in Galle today.

He ended his glorious cricketing career making another indelible mark in Test Cricket. He has done Sri Lanka proud by entering his name in the history books as the only bowler to have achieved this feat. President Rajapaksa did not neglect his presence to see Murali achieving this glamorous career. He was present at the Galle Cricket Stadium to strengthen Murali in taking his 800th wicket in his last Test Cricket match. The President met Murali and presented him with a special gift. Thereafter, he had a conversation with Murali’s wife, Parents and relatives. The eyes of Cricket fans worldwide were directed to Sri Lanka.