Tomorrow’s encounter between the Chennai Super Kings and the Deccan Chargers will feature a contests within a contest.
Adam Gilchrist who in his autobiography claimed that Murali’s enjoyed some form of political protection and that the rules were changed to accommodate him, will face off with Test Cricket and ODI Cricket’s highest wicket taker.
Whilst Gilchrist’s allegations are all factually incorrect, it was indeed a low ball attempt by the Australian wicket-keeper to feed the Australian public’s disliking towards Murali by defaming him to sell his book.
Murali and Gilly will face it off for the first time since the release of the ironically titled biography, ‘True Colours’.
Sri Lankan fans would prefer to see Murali picking up a huge haul of wickets, and would ideally want Gilly to be one of his victims.
Bias aside, it will be an excellent contest tipped in the batsman favour. Short boundaries and fielding restrictions will make the job harder for the champion off spinner but those who have followed his career know that Murali has handled tougher situations in the past.
Click here to read the piece I wrote awhile back debunking Adam Gilchrist’s allegations against Murali. Below is a video I made fact checking his allegations.