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.
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.
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.
October 22, 2020 1:09 am
Controversy on Muralitharan biopic does injustice to one of the great sports stories.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.