Saturday, February 12, 2011

Muralitharan To Retire After The Worldcup 2011

Mutthiah Muralitharan, Sri Lankan spinner will be playing the last World Cup and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 will be the last international played for him as he decided to retire from international cricket after completion of the World Cup. There after the 38 year Murali who played in three World Cups for Sri Lanka will be playing for Kochi in the IPL-4 as he was hired by franchisee of Kochi for a whopping amount of $1.1 million. He also is opting to play in the domestic cricket in New Zealand and England after his retirement. He has a record for highest number of wickets taken in Test Matches (800) and ODIs (517). He played 133 test matches and 341 ODIs for Sri Lanka. The 2011 Cricket World Cup will be the fourth and final one for the spinner and he thinks that this one will be memorable for him and his fans if his team managed to win the World Cup this year.

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