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7 Facts Every Cricket Fan Should Know About Muttiah Muralitharan, Sri Lanka’s Spin Wizard Who Was A Batsman’s Nightmare

Muttiah Muralitharan is a name that needs no introduction. The man has over 1300 international wickets and is regarded as the greatest spinner of all time by many.

Muttiah Muralitharan has over 1300 international wickets

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Despite controversies about his bowling action, Murali as he is affectionately known, is certainly a legend of the game. But how much do we know about the man? Let’s find out about life beyond the game:

1. His father Sinnasamy Muttiah runs a successful biscuit-making business in Kandy

2. His surname means – bearer of the flute 

3. The ace spinner married Madhimalar Ramamurthy in 2005 and his wife hails from Chennai 

4. He holds Overseas Citizenship of India, hence does not need a visa to go there as his family originates from there

5. The icon was lucky to survive the 2004 tsunami when the wave hit Galle only minutes after he had left

6. He loves Chinese food

7. When he was in school, he played rugby as well

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