Muthiah Muralidaran 723 Not Out !

Pic courtesy of Johann Jayasinghe

Muttiah Muralitharan finally became Test cricket’s most successful bowler today, marking a new high for one of the most controversial players in the modern game.

The off-spinner bowled Paul Collingwood on the third morning of the first Test to claim his 709th wicket and surpass retired fellow spin great Shane Warne’s world record tally of 708.

Congratulations Murali from us all – awesome.

Name: Muthiah Muralidaran
Pet Name: Murali
Born: Nattaranpotta, Kundasale in Kandy, Sri Lanka
Birthdate: 17 April 1972
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Weight: 60 kilos
Schooling: St Anthony’s College, Katugastota
Bats: Right hand
Bowls: Right hand off-breaks & others
First Coach: Sunil Fernando
First Club: Tamil Union & Athletic Club
Test Debut: Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS) 2nd Test 1992-93
ODI Debut: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), 2nd ODI 1993-94