By CricketCountry Staff
Benoni: Dec 12, 2011
Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara believes that any attempt made by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to search for another Muttiah Muralitharan wouldn’t bear fruit as there will never be another bowler like him.
Sangakkara said “You get one Murali and that’s about it really. Again it’s important for us to come to terms with that. We’re not looking for the next Murali, we’re looking for the next best spinner to come and win games for us.”
“He might not take 800 wickets, but I think the guys we have on tour are good enough to do that job for us. Murali was probably one of the slowest bowlers to 200 Test wickets, they’re not born overnight. It comes from years and years of hard work,” he was quoted by Zee News.
Sri Lanka have had a tough time since the retirement of Test cricket’s highest wicket-taker. Their last Test win came against India at Galle in July 2010, which was Muralitharan’s swansong.