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Old December 4, 2007, 05:14 PM
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Default 710* Things You Didn`t Know About Muttiah Muralitharan

Impress your friends with your knowledge of the world record-breaking Sri Lankan spin magician with your super soaraway Cricket365 cut-out-and-destroy guide...

Murali was first inspired to take up spin bowling by watching old videos of legendary tweaker Peter Such.

Murali's joints are so bendy that he can touch his elbow with his hand - underwater!

Murali often entertains his team-mates with displays of shadow puppetry. His bendy wrists allow him to produce some incredible shadows, including an elephant, a giant squid and his signature shape, Sir Cliff Richard singing at Wimbledon.

Muttiah's favourite food is alphabetti spaghetti.

As a child, Murali was teased for his double-jointed arms and given the nickname Sasruthakaluwitharinabandarkasinghe - or 'wrong wrist'.

Muttiah will only drink through a bendy straw and becomes agitated if he cannot get one for his drink.

After his retirement, it is Murali's dream to open a pub and he has already begun talks to run The Old Red Lion in Braintree, Essex.

Murali has never eaten an apple. Any time he is handed one, he instinctively bowls it as a doosra.

On Sri Lanka's last visit to England, Murali met with then-PM Tony Blair and the cabinet. "It's always nice to meet some fellow masters of spin!" joked the Sri Lankan. Blair and the others fell about laughing, although John Reid did jail Murali for 90 days under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

Murali is a keen dancer. Ironically he cannot dance The Twist.

Murali keeps his famous wrist supple in the off-season with a rigorous regimen of Nintendo Wii.

And other wrist-based solo activities.

At an amazing five feet seven inches tall, if Murali was laid end-to-end, he would reach from here to that table!

* = Or less.

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Old December 4, 2007, 11:13 PM
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dayuummm..."Sasruthakaluwitharinabandarkasinghe" this reminds of that russel peter jokes about srilankan namee...
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Old December 6, 2007, 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Buddhika_s

As a child, Murali was teased for his double-jointed arms and given the nickname Sasruthakaluwitharinabandarkasinghe - or 'wrong wrist'.
Lets break up that name:
Sasrutha kaluwitharina bandar ka singhe
Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest [Al-Qur'an,13:28]
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Old December 9, 2007, 07:03 AM
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Today Dec 9 2007 Mutiah Muralitharan already has totaled to 715 things in his tally,

MP Vaughanc Mubarak b Muralitharan8716313912062.58
IR Bellc Mubarak b Muralitharan1582621024.19
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