When you talk about the art of spin bowling, the top three names that spring to your mind are Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble. Also when you talk about cricket records, you can hardly keep the home of cricket — the Lord’s out of conversation. But apparently, the spinners and Lord’s don’t go together well at all.

World’s leading wicket-taker Muralitharan, who has 800 Test wickets and 67 five-fors to his name, never managed to go beyond three-wicket effort at the Mecca of cricket. Similarly, Warne too has only four wickets in an innings effort as his best to show at the ground.

India’s leading wicket-taker Anil Kumble, who has 619 wickets in his kitty, too has been a moderate performer at the Lord’s, with his best effort being 3 for 84. It is rather amusing to find the top-three spinners in the history of Test cricket missing from the Lord’s Honours Board. This will remain perhaps the only missing link in their otherwise illustrious careers.