October 3, 2022
“I think he was better than me”: Muttiah Muralitharan on Shane Warne

File photo of Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan.© AFP

Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne ended their careers as two of the greatest spinners to grace the game of cricket, and their records backed up that claim. While Muralitharan is the highest wicket-taker in Tests, Warne is just behind him. The Sri Lanka legend on Thursday opened up about the late great Warne, who died of a heart attack earlier this year, and said the Australian was better than him. “I think he was better than me, when I was playing I looked at him and learned things from him. We all miss him,” an emotional Muralitharan told reporters on the eve of the second edition of Legends League Cricket.

While Muralitharan ended his career with 800 Test wickets, Warne claimed 708 scalps in the longest format.

Murali also took 534 ODI wickets while Warne finished his career with 293 in the 50-over format.

Warne died of a heart attack in March this year while on vacation in Thailand. He was 52 years old.

Muralitharan is currently participating in the Legends League cricket tournament.


He appeared for the World Giants against the Maharaja of India in a charity match prior to the start of the competition.

India emerged winners with five wickets from Maharaja pacer Pankaj Singh and fifties from Yusuf Pathan and Tanmay Srivastava.

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