muralitharan made unbeatable history

GALLE: One of the best but most hot spinners of his generation, Sri Lankan veteran Muttiah Muralitharan bid an emotional goodbye to his 18-year-old Test career on Thursday with an extraordinary tally of 800 wickets.

The 38-year-old bowler got the wonderful send off by guiding the Lankans to a 10-wicket victory over India in a match where he firmly etched his name in the pages of cricketing history by taking the required eight wickets to reach the 800-wicket mark.

Carrier Statistics:

  • ODI Debut: vs India, On Aug 12, 1993
  • Last ODI played: vs India, On Jun 24, 2010 at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Sri Lanka
  • Test Debut: vs Australia, On Aug 28, 1992 at
  • Last Test played: vs India, On Dec 2, 2009 at
  • T20 Debut: vs New Zealand, On Dec 22, 2006 at
  • Last T20 played: vs West Indies, On May 7, 2010 at Kensington Oval, West Indies
  • Last IPL played: vs Mumbai Indians, On Apr 22, 2010 M at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, India