Muralitharan dismissed Pragyan Ojha and made history and said goodbye to international cricket


New Delhi. Who does not know about Muttiah Muralitharan, the 50-year-old former legendary spinner of the Sri Lankan cricket team. He has many big records in his name in international cricket, which are very difficult to break by other bowlers. Muralitharan had said goodbye to international cricket on this day on 22 July 2010, taking 800 wickets in Test cricket against India. In fact, in the year 2010, the first match of the Test series between India and Sri Lanka was played in Galle from July 18 to July 22. In this match, Sri Lankan team won by 10 wickets.

Legendary spinner Muralitharan appeared at his peak during the match. He bowled 17 overs in the first innings for the team, spending 63 runs and got the most five successes. In the second innings too, he bowled 44.4 overs and took three wickets for 128 runs. His last victim was Pragyan Ojha. Along with this wicket, he also achieved the feat of taking 800 wickets in Test cricket.

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Let us tell you that the record of taking most wickets in Test cricket is recorded in the name of Muttiah Muralitharan. He played 133 matches for his team between 1992 and 2010, taking 800 wickets in 230 innings at an average of 22.7. In Test cricket, he has the feat of taking four wickets 45 times and five wickets 67 times. His best bowling performance in Test cricket is nine wickets for 51 runs.

Apart from Test cricket, he has also played 350 ODIs for his country. During this, he has achieved 534 successes in 341 innings at an average of 23.1. In ODIs, he has the feat of taking four wickets 15 times and five wickets 10 times. His best bowling performance in ODIs is seven wickets for 30 runs.

Apart from these two formats of cricket, he has also played 12 T20 International matches for his team. In 12 innings of T20 International cricket, he has 13 successes at an average of 22.8.

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