Muttiah Muralitharan to be first Sri Lankan cricketer to be inducted to ICC Hall of Fame
Former Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan is all set to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame during the ICC Champions Trophy that will be played in England in June. He will become the first Sri Lankan to be bestowed with his honor as he will be join England’s spin sensation of 1900s George Lohmann, Australia’s Women Captain Karen Rolton and Arthur Morris of Australia for this year Hall of Fame Ceremony.
Muralitharan took 800 wickets in Test Cricket and 534 scalps in limited overs cricket to second bowler besides Australian leg spinner Shane Warne to take 1000 wickets in the game of cricket. He represented Sri Lanka in 350 one day internationals and 133 Test matches in a career spanning over two decades. Sri Lanka Cricket Chief Executive Officer Ashley de Silva said that it is tremendous accolade for Murali who has undoubtedly ruled the cricketing world during his playing career. He has huge success to the nation and thus will be join illustrious group of people as he will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
David Richardson said that Cricket Hall of Fame truly appreciates and recognizes the efforts of great players in the game of cricket and their impact on 22 yard squared circle. He said Muralitharan has one of modern greats of cricket and his tremendous consistency has seen Sri Lanka attain huge amount of success from late 1990s till 2000s.