Well it is indeed fascinating that the retired Sri Lankan off spinner has come out to throw out his words in the ongoing spot fixing issue that involves Pakistani players to a greater extent. Muttiah Muralitharan seeks life ban for all players who are and were involved in the spot fixing. Of course, there is nothing wrong in Muralitharan making the world know his views for, he was one among those fine cricketers who would be known for as long as the game lives for his awesome off spin and bent elbow more than anything else. That is just not enough.
This would not have made news had it been some other players barring a few like Shane Warne and of course Muttiah Muralitharan. Muralitharan himself was on the verge of losing not only his place in the side but also a life ban, which Muralitharan now insists that the players who are involved in the ugly episode be given. Despite repeated justifications by the Sri Lankan off spinner regarding the bending of his elbow during delivering the off spin, the world was not satisfied with those justifications. The bent elbow episode made news once Muralitharan reached 500 wickets in tests.
That was the time when Muralitharan was a threat to the Aussie leg spinner Shane Warne who was not only closing in on claiming the record but also managed it a couple of times. There was every threat to Muralitharan's career that may be shortened had his bent elbow thing not been set right. News suggests that Muralitharan was fined a no ball repeatedly in the test against Australia in the initial stage of his career for reasons not to be mentioned specially and the then Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga had to bring him to the other end to settle down things.
This is no Mumbaitee | Make Money Online Blogging site for anybody to just follow a procedure and reap the benefits. Once Muralitharan reached the 500 wicket mark, all efforts were made from the Australians' side to stop advancing any further to claim the record which the Aussies had taken it for granted to be theirs. Later on, Muralitharan was also asked by the ICC not to bowl the doosra which was for reasons best known to the ICC considered to be an illegal delivery despite his elbow bending by the same angle as his off spin does. Now, if Muralitharan want a life ban to be imposed on the guilty, he has to look back at his own past to see what a threat of a life ban is all about.