Former Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is one of the best spinners to play the game. With 1,347 wickets under his belt, he remains the leading wicket-taker in international cricket and has been an ardent servant of Sri Lankan cricket.
Since making his debut in 1992, Muralitharan has represented Sri Lanka in 133 Tests, 350 ODIs, and 12 T20Is over a span of 18 years. Despite all the accolades he has won, Muttiah Muralitharan has copped a lot of criticism for his bowling action.
He had to undergo a lot of tests and change his action to prove the legality of his bowling action. Despite that, his bowling action was termed controversial. Recently, Muttiah Muralitharan’s son was seen bowling like his father.
The former cricketer uploaded the video on social media to demonstrate both the bowling actions. He captioned the video:
“Father and Son Time! Video credits @SunRisers.”
— Muthiah Muralidaran (@Murali_800) July 15, 2021
Muttiah Muralitharan slams senior cricketer over contract dispute
Muttiah Muralitharan has slammed veteran all-rounder Angelo Mathews along with three other senior cricketers over a longstanding contract dispute between the players and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).
The cricketers decided not to sign the contracts after returning from the tour of England. Muralitharan believes it was triggered by senior cricketers who got less pay under the new performance-based system. Speaking to Hiru TV, Muttiah Muralitharan said:
“This year we think they don’t need a central contract, we can go with tour contracts.”
The 49-year-old feels now that the cricketers have not accepted the offers, they won’t get central contracts and will have to play on tour contracts. The cricketers have signed a tour contract for the upcoming limited-overs series against India, which starts on July 18 in Colombo.