Muttiah Muralitharan: Profile, Age, Height, Achievements, And Career Stats

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Biography of Muttiah Muralitharan

Physical Status of Muttiah Muralitharan

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  • Height: 5’ 7’’
  • Weight: 70 kg
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Hair Color: Black

Personal Life of Muttiah Muralitharan

  • Birth Date: 17 April, 1972
  • Place of Birth: Nattarampottha, Kandy (Sri Lanka)
  • Nationality: Sri Lankan
  • School: St. Anthony’s College, Kandy
  • College: NA
  • Hobbies: Fishing, Playing guitar

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Family of Muttiah Muralitharan

  • Father: Sinnasamy Muttiah
  • Mother: Lakshmi Muttiah
  • Brother: NA
  • Sister: NA
  • Wife: R. Madhi Malar
  • Son: Naren
  • Daughter: Krisha

Career Statistics of Muttiah Muralitharan

Muttiah Muralitharan’s Debut:

  • Test Match: 28 August, 1992 vs Australia at Colombo
  • ODI Match: 12 August, 1993 vs India at colombo

Muttiah Muralitharan’s Last Match:

  • Test Match: 22 July, 2010 vs India at Sri Lanka
  • ODI Match: 2 April, 2011 vs India at Mumbai

Achievements of Muttiah Muralitharan

International Records:

Test Cricket

  • Most wickets: 800
  • Most five-wicket hauls: 68
  • Most ten-wicket hauls: 22
  • Best bowling figures in an innings: 9/65
  • Best bowling figures in a match: 13/220
  • Highest bowling average in a calendar year: 68.46 (2007)

One Day International (ODI) cricket

  • Most wickets: 534
  • Most five-wicket hauls: 19
  • Best bowling figures in an innings: 7/30
  • Highest bowling average in a calendar year: 40.13 (2000)

Awards and Honors:

International Awards and Honors

  • ICC Cricket Hall of Fame: Inducted in 2017
  • Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack: Rated the greatest Test match bowler in 2002
  • Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World: 2006
  • ICC World Test XI: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • ICC World ODI XI: 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007
  • ICC World T20 XI: 2009
  • Ceat International Cricketer of the Year: 2006-07
  • International Bowler of the Year: 2006-07

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Sri Lankan Awards

  • Sri Lankan Sportsman of the Year: 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006
  • Sri Lankan Cricketer of the Year: 1998, 2000, 2006
  • Most Outstanding Bowler at the Carlton & Juliet Sinhala Sports Awards: 1997, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Sri Lankan Sports Lifetime Achievement Award: 2011
  • Ada Derana Sri Lankan of the Year: 2017

Other Notable Awards-

  • Named to the ICC Test Team of the Decade (2000-2009)
  • Named to the ICC Cricket World Cup Dream Team (1996-2015)
  • Holds the world record for most wickets in Test cricket (800) and ODIs (534)
  • The only cricketer to have taken 800 wickets, 500 catches, and 10,000 runs in all formats
  • Recipient of Sri Lanka’s highest civilian honor, the Deshamanya, in 2011