Records are there to be broken, but Muttiah Muralitharan may have set the bar too high. In Tests, he finished his career with exactly 800 wickets, while in ODIs, he also holds the record for most wickets, with 534 scalps.
Muttiah Muralitharan was rated the greatest Test match bowler ever by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 2002. He retired from Test cricket in 2010, registering his 800th and final wicket on 22 July 2010 from his final ball in his last Test match. Muralitharan holds the world record for the most wickets in both Tests and ODIs. Averaging over six wickets per Test, Muralitharan is one of the most successful bowlers in the history of the game and held the number one spot in the ICC Test bowling rankings for a record period of 1,711 days spanning 214 Test matches.
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