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Virender Sehwag Wishes 'Great Man' Muttiah Muralitharan on his Birthday

Cricketnext Staff |April 17, 2017, 3:30 PM IST
Virender Sehwag Wishes 'Great Man' Muttiah Muralitharan on his Birthday

Known for his witty and humorous tweets, former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has wished Sri Lanka legend and spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan on his 45th birthday in his own style.

Sehwag took to micro-blogging site Twitter to wish Muralitharan happy birthday.

"Happy Birthday to the great man, who not only surprised batsman but himself looked surprised & batsman used to think 'Maut Aaya Muralitharan'," Sehwag tweeted.

Born in a Tamil family, Muttiah Muralitharan, was educated at St. Anthony’s College at Kandy.

Muralitharan claimed 800 Test wickets in his illustrious 133-match career. He has 22 ten-wicket and 67 five-wicket hauls to his name. Of his 800 wickets in Test cricket, Murali has picked up 112 Test wickets against England in 16 matches.

India's Pragyan Ojha became Muralitharan’s 800th victim.

When it comes to batting, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar holds all the records.

However, when it comes to bowling, Muralitharan holds most of the records.

Here's some of his records:

Most 10 wicket hauls in Tests.

Most 10 wicket hauls in Tests.

Most number of ODI and Test wickets.

Only player to take 10 wickets in a Test in four consecutive matches (Muralitharan achieved this feat twice).

Most Man of the Series awards in Test cricket (11).

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