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‘I Wondered If The Young Bloke Could Challenge Us’

As Murali himself turns 41, one giant of the game pays tribute to another @40

‘I Wondered If The Young Bloke Could Challenge Us’
AFP (From Outlook 29 April 2013)
‘I Wondered If The Young Bloke Could Challenge Us’
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Both are masters of their art and both are real icons of world cricket. A batsman par excellence and a bowler who could impart monster spin to each delivery he bowled. Sachin Tendulkar and Muttiah Muralitharan have uncanny similarities and they have defied odds and scripted records that are well nigh impossible to rewrite. Muralitharan has courted a number of controversies since his debut, but with 1,334 wickets under his belt today, he continues to be hailed as one of the finest spin bowlers of the game. After 19 years of international cricket, the Lan­kan spinner is still one of the most sought-after freelance cricketers for T20 and is also the spin bowling consultant with the Sri Lankan Board. As Murali himself turns 41, one giant of the game pays tribute to another. Excerpts from a conversation with Souvik Naha:

Just like Sachin, you continue to defy the odds. What keeps you going at the highest level?

It is the love for the game and interest towards it that makes a player defy age, and keep going. If you are performing,...

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