Melbourne: Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne showered accolades on retiring Muttiah Muralitharan, his arch rival during his playing days, by describing the Sri Lankan as one of the game’s great competitors whose world record of Test wickets will be hard to be broken.
“I don’t think it will ever be broken. Even though so much more Test cricket is played these days, I think Murali’s record will stand for a long, long time and probably forever,” Warne said.
“You just have to work it out by numbers — for that record to be broken someone has to play 140-150 Tests and take 5-6 wickets a Test. That will take some doing,” he was quoted as saying by ‘Herald Sun’.