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Muralitharan for dummies, red-necks and the borderline retarded

It is said that empty vessels are the ones’ making the most noise. It is particularly true when it come to the comments sections of popular cricket web sites and even YouTube. You can be pardoned for thinking that all these hate comments about Murali are being made by puberty struck adolescent youth who were not even born when the great man made his test debut. But you will nevertheless be surprised at the real personalities behind the fake IM names.

To: Sanga Bashers and Sanath Haters

Perhaps the most verbally gifted captain Sri Lanka has produced is never short of a word whether it is on the or off the field. His captaincy was the anticipated long before it was to become reality. Along with Mahela, the man who he succeeded as captain they form the nucleolus of the current setup. He was the most obvious and ONLY realistic choice for captaincy after Mahela’s unexpected resignation. The rest as they say is history. Sanga had a good start to his captaincy duties when he guided Sri Lanka to brink of World T20 success but has lost his luck afterwards.

Dilshan's form a blood orchid or a rough diamond?

First off, sorry if the title sounded like an object oriented programming statement.

Murali statistically the best spinner of his era.

Found this article on cricinfo.com comparing bowlers to their peers.

http://blogs.cricinfo.com/itfigures/archives/2009/07/comparing_test_bowlers_to_thei.php

Please post your comment at the original source.

Thank you.

Missing: 6' 2" broad shouldered big hitter, if found return to Sri Lanka ODI team.

The Sri Lankan cricket team never had the luxury of power hitters down the order. We were always a top heavy batting line up which expects the top four batsmen to make the bulk of the runs. In 1996 we had the most aggressive opening partnership and three batters to follow them who could hit spinners out of the ground at will. (Gurusinghe, Aravinda, Arjuna) Following them were two young-ish players who could hustle runs at the death. (Remember the days where run a ball was considered good going at the end?)