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Twitter abuzz with Muralitharan tributes

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Thanks to warunanc for pointing out that the tag #Murali hit Twitter’s trending topics list. That prompted me to take a look at the other tweets mentioning Murali, and to my pleasant surprise I found that Graeme Smith, Anil Kumble, Shane Warne and thousands of fans from around the globe paying tribute to Muralitharan via Twitter.

This is perhaps the first time a Sri Lankan has ever reached Twitter’s trending topics list.

Here are a few interesting tweets.

Warne: Congrats to murali on his 800th wicket and a wonderful career !!! Well done buddy awesome...

Well after a washed out second day even the Rain Gods stayed away to allow a fairytale finish to the Murali saga Murali magic will be missed

Graeme Smith: Murali 800 test wickets!!!!brilliant.great test career and a really good man.glad I don't need to face him in test cricket again:)

If Ojha has done anything good in his #cricket life so far.. gifting No 800 to #Murali ..

A dangerous competitor and a gentle person..milestone, adieu and smile ....murali ur unmatched..

Murali has proven all the aussies wrong.And all the pseudo aussies like Bedi too!kudos to him!

Glorious weekend ahead... sunny weather in glasgow... absolut on sale in the stores...murali's 800...lot's of reasons to celebrate.. :-)

those who say warne greater forget the fact that murali has done much better against india

if sachin is god of cricket.. then Muralitharan is god of Spin Bowling.. No bowler can reach you.. you just rock Murali..

like y'day when 9 wkts were down n murali needed 1 more:if ever there was a time when a bowler deserved to bowl from both ends, that was it.

Happy about Murali who made our country proud. Congratulations Murali, who made a world record by 800 wickets in test match..

murali raised money for rebuilding galle village after tsunami. today, the gods were smiling on him.

"Murali  is perhaps the only bowler in living memory who has never, in the moment of his triumph, dishonored the batsman he has defeated;"

There are literally thousands more. If you find a fitting tribute to the champ on Twitter, post the link to the Tweet by leaving a comment below.

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