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Spin king Muttiah Muralitharan says no one will beat his wicket-taking record – Stuff.co.nz

The Sri Lankan legend believes Aussie Nathan Lyon ‘maybe is not good enough’ to reach his staggering total of 800 test scalps.

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Muttiah Muralitharan retired with 800 test wickets and, as someone who provided him with seven of those, it feels right to ask him why he thinks there is a dearth of spin in the modern game.
Batting is hard right now in Test cricket but apart from India’s Ravichandran Ashwin and Nathan Lyon of Australia (more on him later, Murali is not a fan) it definitely feels as though pace, not spin, is the real weapon these days.
When I played, it felt as though we had to contend with both great fast bowling…

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