This blog will serve as my diary when I’ll not be around. The blog will tell you that it was an age of cricket magicians that I lived in. It was an age when the two Ws used to scare the batting line up of any world class team by opening the bowling attack, it was an age when Imran Khan raised the world cup, it was an age when Brian Lara used to keep his head lower than the bat before hitting the ball against the basic rules of cricket and scored the unbeatable multiple century more than once, it was an age when Miandad was an unbeatable middle order rock-wall, it was an age when Inzi used to walk in-to the stadium with a standard painful expression on his face and then soon everyone else’s face on the field copied his expression due to his shots all around. It was an age when Sachin Tendulkar had a never ending, never tiring and never a mundane career, it was an age of Mushy’s Spin and Ramiz Raja who became a more popular analyst than a player. I’m happy that I lived in the age of Mutthiah Muralitharan, the magician of spin and the greatest spin bowler of all times.
This post is dedicated to the great Spinner and serves as a humble note of appreciation from a big fan of his game, of his bowling. Today the age of the spin magician comes to an end. Test cricket fields will not see him playing anymore, as he walks off the field completing his 800 wickets, highest ever in the test cricket history in just 133 matches, averaging more than 6 wickets every match.
Yes, I lived in the days of Mutiah Muralitharan!