On this day, a magician in cricket, Muttiah Muralitharan was born in 1972. A cricketer who’s known for his simplicity, his sheer gentleman spirit and not to mention, a record breaker. Here is a quiz on spinners to celebrate his 48th birthday.
Did you know? Jimmy Matthews, a leg-spinner from Australia has a hat-trick in both innings of a Test match. In 1912 against South Africa in Manchester, he achieved this feat.
Paul Collingwood was bowled in England’s 1st innings in the 1st Test in Kandy.
Jim Laker’s match figures of 19/90 against Australia in 1956 is the best by a spinner in Tests. In fact, those are the best irrespective of bowling classification.
Ravi Shastri became the first Asian to score a double hundred in Australia.