Muralitharan wants 600 Test wickets
Reuters - 25 April 2002
Sri Lanka's leading bowler Muttiah Muralitharan has his sights set on
claiming 600 Test wickets, but still believes Australian Shane Warne
is the world's best spinner.
The 30-year-old off-spinner is currently in Melbourne receiving
treatment from leading Australian surgeon David Young on a shoulder
injury he sustained while fielding in the Sharjah Cup earlier this
"I would like 600 wickets, that's about another 180," Muralitharan
"It's hard to take wickets. It depends on how good you play because
sometimes you can drop down, or you can do well. It depends on how you
Muralitharan recently became the youngest player to take 400 Test
wickets but said the difficulty associated with bowling leg-spin meant
that Warne was still the best.
"I think he is the greatest spinner because wrist spin is very hard to
bowl. It's difficult to control the ball," he said.
I don't have anything to add, but I know how interested people are in
articles about Murali and had this suspicion that the regular Murali
monitor wouldn't pass this one on.