Muttiah Muralitharan
Muttiah Muralitharan

Muttiah Muralitharan is a Sri Lankan cricket coach, businessman and former professional cricketer. Muralitharan is widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in the history of the sport. Muralitharan is the only bowler to take 800 Test wickets and more than 530 One Day International (ODI) wickets.

Muttiah Muralitharan Age

Muralitharan was born 17 April 1972 to a Hill Country Tamil Hindu family in Kandy, Sri Lanka, the eldest of the four sons to Sinnasamy Muttiah and Lakshmi. Muralitharan’s father, Sinnasamy Muttiah, runs a successful biscuit-making business. When he was nine years old, Muralitharan was sent to St. Anthony’s College, Kandy, a private school run by Benedictine monks.

Muttiah Muralitharan Biography

Real NameMuttiah Muralitharan
NicknameMurali, Mumu, The Smiling Assassin, Master Technician, Don Bradman of Bowling
ProfessionCricketer
Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (Approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)-Chest: 40 inches
– Waist: 32 inches
– Biceps: 14 inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Date of Birth17 April 1972
BirthplaceNattarampotha, Kandy (Sri Lanka)
Zodiac sign/Sun signAries
NationalitySri Lankan
HometownKandy, Sri Lanka
SchoolSt Anthony’s College, Kandy
International DebutODI- 12 August 1993, Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS)
Test- 28 August 1992, Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS)
T20- 22 December 2006, New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington
Jersey Number#800 (Sri Lanka)
Coach/MentorSunil Fernando
FamilyFather- Sinnasamy Muttiah (businessman)
Mother- Lakshmi Muttiah
Marital StatusMarried
ChildrenSon- Naren
Daughter- Krisha
SiblingsBrothers- Three
Sister- Not Known
ReligionHinduism
Favourite ColourBlue
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date21 March 2005
Wife/SpouseR Madhi Malar
Net Worth (approx.)₹52 crore 10 lakh ($8 million)

 

Muralitharan Personal Life

Muralitharan was born 17 April 1972 to a Hill Country Tamil Hindu family in Kandy, Sri Lanka, the eldest of the four sons to Sinnasamy Muttiah and Lakshmi. Muralitharan’s father, Sinnasamy Muttiah, runs a successful biscuit-making business. Muralitharan’s paternal grandfather, Periyasamy Sinasamy, came from South India to work in the tea plantations of central Sri Lanka in 1920. Sinasamy later returned to the country of his birth with his daughters and settled in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India. However, his sons, including Muralitharan’s father Muttiah, remained in Sri Lanka.

When he was nine years old, Muralitharan was sent to St. Anthony’s College, Kandy, a private school run by Benedictine monks. He began his cricketing career as a medium pace bowler but on the advice of his school coach, Sunil Fernando, he took up off-spin when he was fourteen years old. He soon impressed and went on to play for four years in the school First XI.

After leaving school he joined Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club and was selected for the Sri Lanka A tour of England in 1991. He played in five games but failed to capture a single wicket.

Muralitharan International career

Muralitharan is the first wrist-spinning off-spinner in the history of the game.[38] He bowls marathon spells, yet he is usually on the attack. His unique bowling action begins with a short run-up, and culminates with an open-chested extremely wristy release from a partly supinated forearm which had him mistaken for a leg-spinner early in his career by Allan Border.