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September 11, 2018
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Muttiah Muralitharan (cricketer) Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More

By Rajsi Swaroop

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Deshbandhu Muttiah Muralitharan
(Sri-Lankan Cricketer)

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Muttiah Muralitharan Nickname: Murli, Mumu, The Smiling Assassin, Master Technician, Don Bradman of Bowling Profession: Professional Cricketer Biography Autobiography: 800 Biopic: NA Physical Appearance Height (approx.): 5’ 7” Weight (approx.):  70kg Eye Colour: Black Hair Colour: Black Tattoos: Personal Life Date of Birth: 17 April 1972 Age (as on 2018):  46 Birth Place: Nattarampotha, Kandy (Sri Lanka) Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Aries Nationality: Sri-Lankan School: St Anthony’s College, Kandy College: NA Educational Qualifications:  NA Signature:    

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Father: Sinnasamy Muttiah (businessman)
Mother: Lakshmi Muttiah
Sister: NA
Brother: Muttiah Sridharan, Muttiah Prabhakaran, Muttiah Sasidharan
Coach/Mentor: NA
Religion: Hinduism
Address: Colombo, Sri Lanka


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Cricket Career International Debut: Test: 28 August 1992, Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS) ODI: 12 August 1993, Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) T20: 22 December 2006, New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington Jersey Number: #800 Domestic/State Team: Sri Lanka, Kandurata, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club Nature on field: calm Likes to play against: NA Favourite Shot: NA

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  • Muttiah Muralitharan has taken the most Test (800) wickets in the world of cricket.
  • He has the most ODI Wickets under his name (534).
  • He the highest number of International wickets (1347) combined T20I, ODI and Test.
  • He has the most five-wicket haul in an innings in Test (67).
  • He has the most Ten wicket haul in a Test Match (22).
  • He is the only player who had taken the 10 wicket haul against every Test-playing opposition.
  • He is fastest to reach 350, 400, 450, 500, 550, 600, 650, 700 and 800 Wickets.
  • He is the only player who had taken 50 wickets against every Test playing nation.
  • He has the joined record of taking 9 wickets in a Test innings twice with Jim Laker.
  • In Test cricket, it became a cliche to see batsmen getting bowled by Murlidharan.
  • He had been awarded 11 times Man of the Series Award.
  • He one of the bowling groups that dismissed all eleven batsmen in a Test match.
  • He took most five wickets haul in an international career (77).
  • He has most ducks under his name (59).

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    Career Turning Point:


  • When Muralitharan was called for the natioanl duty to play against Australia in 1992 for the first time.
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    Preferences Hobbies: NA Favourite Batsmen: Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara Favourite Bowlers: Shane Warne, Anil Kumble, Daniel Vettori, Saqlian Mushtaq, Harbhajan Singh Favourite Cricket Ground: NA Favourite sports personalities: NA Favourite Food: Chinese, seafood, fish, South Indian chicken curry, rice and curry Favourite Actors/ Actresses: S. Chandrasekar (Tamil actor), Rajinikanth Favourite Films: NA Favourite Musicians/Singers: NA Favourite Destinations: NA Smoking/Alcohol: NA

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    Style Quotient Cars Collection: Kia Rio

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    Girlfriends, Spouse and Children Marital Status: Married Affairs/Girlfriends: Not Known Wife/Spouse: R Madhi Malar Marriage Date: 21 March 2005 Children: Naren, Krishna

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    Earnings Net Worth: 52 crore Retainer Fee: NA Test Fee: NA ODI Fee: NA T20 Fee: NA IPL 11: NA

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    Lesser Known Facts


  • He has his rooots in India, his grandfather shifted to Sri-Lanka in 1920.
  • He also tried his luck in Rugby in School.
  • He awarded Bata schoolboy cricketer of the year’ in school.
  • He left his school to join the Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic club for Sri-Lanka- A tour to England.
  • In 1998, he had hsi best Test match figure of his career 16/220.
  • He was appointed as the Brand Ambassador for the Presidential Task Force’ to combat kidney disease.
  • Mahela Jaywardhane and Kumar sangarkara are his best friends in Cricket.
  • He is the only crickete of the Indian Origin who represented Sri-Lanka.
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    Rajsi Swaroop

    I am Sports Fan precisely Cricket, Football, Tennis. I want to give my life to the sports media so that India will become a Sporting nation soon.

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