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Muttiah Muralitharan


Explained Ideas: Why stalling the film on Muralitharan will not help Tamils in Sri Lanka

October 30, 2020 5:43 pm

Will Sri Lankan Tamil political aspirations and post-war reconciliation advance now that the movie has been axed, asks M R Narayan Swamy.

Stalling film on Muralitharan will not help Tamils in Sri Lanka

October 30, 2020 12:36 pm

Muralitharan, one of the finest bowlers ever (800 wickets in Tests and 534 in ODIs), has a compelling personal story. If identity is so crucial to Tamils, they should be celebrating his storied life.

Explained: Why a planned biopic of Muttiah Muralitharan has upset some Tamils in India

October 29, 2020 8:44 am

Given Sri Lanka’s ethnic tensions and the LTTE civil war, the legendary cricketer has long had to face questions about his ‘loyalty’ to his Tamil community. This is the story of the man in his context.

About a hero

October 22, 2020 1:09 am

Controversy on Muralitharan biopic does injustice to one of the great sports stories.

Muralitharan on 800 row: Is it my mistake that I was born a Sri Lankan Tamil?

October 18, 2020 8:37 am

Vijay Sethupathi agreeing to play Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan in the biopic 800 has caused a political uproar in Tamil Nadu.

In Tamil Nadu, row over Vijay Sethupathi playing Muttiah Muralitharan in 800

October 16, 2020 9:51 am

Many in Tamil Nadu are irked over Vijay Sethupathi’s decision to enact the life of Muttiah Muralitharan, an Indian-origin Tamil from Sri Lanka’s Kandy, who had a questionable political stand during the 26-year civil war involving the LTTE.

Muttiah Muralitharan: Cricketer who turned stones into milestones

April 17, 2020 2:48 pm

The sight of a shirtless Muralitharan, sensors on his bare torso and a dozen cameras capturing his every move, bowling before biomechanical experts at the University of Western Australia, remains a powerful image of an athlete’s bid to salvage his reputation.

R Ashwin becomes joint-fastest to 250 wickets at home, equals Muttiah Muralitharan's feat

November 14, 2019 2:23 pm

Ravichandran Ashwin also became the third Indian bowler after Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh to take 250 Test wickets at home, after stump castling Bangladesh's Mominul Haque in the first Test.

IPL 2019: Muttiah Muralitharan has advised me to stick to my stock ball, says Shahbaz Nadeem

March 30, 2019 5:11 pm

Shahbaz Nadeem's USP has been his accuracy which frustrates batsmen and Sunrisers Hyderabad spin bowling mentor Muttiah Muralitharan wants the Jharkhand left-arm spinner to stick to his core skills.

Decline in talent, lack of passion saddens me: Muttiah Muralitharan on Sri Lankan cricket

February 09, 2019 6:07 pm

Murali has observed that standard of cricket has gone down since current crop is more focussed on material gains rather than working on improving their game.