Spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan says ” I didn’t fear in bowling to the great Sachin Tendulkar.” Turn legend Muttiah Muralitharan says he didn’t fear bowling to the great Sachin Tendulkar. As the Indian maestro wouldn’t harm him like a Virender Sehwag or a Brian Lara.
Among current players, worldwide cricket’s highest wicket-taker said. India’s Virat Kohli and Pakistan’s Babar Azam would have played him well.
“For Sachin, there was no fear to bowl because he won’t hurt you. Unlike Sehwag who can hurt you. Because he (Sachin) will protect his wicket, he is a good reader of the ball and he knows the technique,” Muralitharan said during a chat with Aakash Chopra on ESPNcricinfo.
Muralitharan, the as it were bowler to have taken 800 Test wickets, included, “I felt in my career. Sachin had a little shortcoming against off-spin. With leg-spin, he crushes but off-spin. Somehow he had the trouble since I got him out so many times. And parcels of off-spinners. Moreover got him so many times, I have seen it.
“I do not know, I never talked to him with respect. That’s why ‘you aren’t comfortable with off-spin.’ I felt in my intellect he had a small bit of weakness. So, I got a small bit of advantage compared to other players. Sachin is a troublesome player, it’s very difficult to urge him out.”
Spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan, who has moreover got 530 wickets. Also, in ODIs other than his Test misuses. They had expelled Tendulkar 13 times in his career.
He also talked exceptionally highly of Sehwag and Lara. Also, rating them as the two most difficult batsmen. He had bowled to during the course of his famous career.
“Sehwag is so dangerous, for him we put deep fielders because I know he would go for his chance. He would go for his instincts and he knows ‘On my day I will attack anyone I want. So what we will do is go for the defensive field and wait for him to make mistake,” Muralitharan said.