Thursday, July 22, 2010

The End of the Spinning Ball

      With the India Vs Srilanka test match having come to an end, it is the end of the road for Muthiah Muralitharan -The last of the trio of SPIN GODS of test cricket, after Shane Warne and Anil Kumble. There are no other spinning great potential identifiable yet, in the Cricketing world. This world record feat of Murali's test wickets  has lasted for a span starting from Craig Mcdermott (The first wicket) to Pragyan Ojha (800th wicket).

With this end of the era, it is also the end of...

  • The greatest Off-spinner, the test matches has seen and will see, forever.
  • The highest wicket taker in test cricket record will possibly never ever tumble again.
  • The best of DOOSRAs, an off-spinner's answer to the googly.
Looking at the other presently performing SPIN talents, maybe the future of the quality spin bowling in test cricket is a BIG QUESTION, unless any of the "TRIO" take up the task of coaching the young talents.

My salutations to the legends of the SPIN game and I'm proud to have been a live witness during the period of these legends!!!

1 comment:

  1. There surely would be someone who comes by! :) But, yeah these three are Sachin and Lara to bowling!


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