Muttiah Muralitharan Disclosure: Former Sri Lankan bowler Muttiah Muralitharan, who took the highest wicket in Test cricket, has made a big disclosure about former India explosive batsman Virender Sehwag. Muralitharan said that Virender Sehwag and Brian Lara of West Indies bothered him the most in his entire career. Spin bowler Muralitharan, who took 800 wickets in Test cricket, said this in the program of a sports website.
Muralitharan said, “Many batsmen have scored hundreds and double centuries in front of me. Sehwag has come close to triple century. But it was the day of those batsmen, never felt that they were bothering me. To be honest, I It is Lara and Sehwag who have troubled the most.” He said, “Although I did not keep fielders on the boundary in Test cricket, but had to do it for Sehwag because I knew that he would definitely take chances and play aggressive shots.”
Murali said, “Nobody knew when Sehwag would get out. He was a fearless player, who used to hit sixes even after scoring 90 runs. Such players are world class and you have no plan in front of these players. Doesn’t work. When Sehwag used to come to bat, we used to be defensive and wait for when he makes a mistake and when we get his wicket. But before committing a mistake, he used to make sure that if he gets to play for two hours If he had scored at least 150 runs and if he had got a full day’s play, he would have scored a triple century as well.”
Muralitharan said this about Sachin
When asked about Sachin Tendulkar, Muralitharan said that he was not afraid to bowl as he did not follow you and did not hurt you. However, Murali admitted that it was very difficult to get Sachin out because he understood the value of his wicket.
He said, “I think Sachin was not able to play off spin as well as he could play leg spin or left arm spin. I have got him out many times. Many other off-spinners also got him to play more easily. He used to get out cheaply. So it seemed to me that he was a little weak against off-spin. However, I never spoke to him about this weakness because he is a legend.
Said this about Virat Kohli and Babar Azam
Muralitharan says that maybe Virat Kohli and Babar Azam can play him easily. Regarding Kohli, he said, “I have played in the 2011 World Cup and IPL in front of Kohli. He plays spin well and with a straight bat. Apart from this, I have seen Babar play and he is also from the Indian subcontinent, so I think both these batsmen can play me well.”
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