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Decline in talent, lack of passion saddens me: Murali on SL cricket


CHENNAI: Sri Lankan cricket has hit an rock bottom and the legendary Muttiah Muralitharan blames it on the paucity of ability coupled with loss of passion a few of the present technology of cricketers for this secure decline.

Sri Lanka has been shedding to all Test playing countries whether or not at house or away. World cricket's governing body ICC has introduced an investigation on fees of corruption levelled in opposition to nation's cricketing established order.

Despite winning each ODI and T20 World Cup, Sri Lankan cricket has no longer relatively had a clean transition because the retirement of golden technology of players like Muralitharan, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara over time.

"I have not been associated with Sri Lankan cricket ever since I retired. The decline of Sri Lankan cricket saddens me. For a team that had reached the World Cup final three times and has a proud cricketing culture, it is a worrying sign," Muralitharan informed journalists right here on Saturday.

Murali has noticed that normal of cricket has long past down since present crop is more focussed on subject matter good points reasonably than working on making improvements to their recreation.

"In my playing days, money wasn't the criterion. In the 90s, there wasn't much money. Our passion was to take wickets and ranking runs. That passion has modified a bit of. If players are in pursuit of money, the standard of cricket goes down.

"As a participant, you should think about your recreation and no longer such a lot the cash because in the event you perform smartly, money and popularity will practice," Muralitharan said.

Quality of ability may be a significant worry, a reflection of which is the performance of the nationwide staff during the last couple of years.

"Sri Lanka of past due hasn't produced enough ability. In the final 3 to 4 years, the ability is lacking. Even when the ability is spotted, they do not know the way to play. Coaches are not making cricketers. Coaches can most effective inform you the fundamentals. It then boils right down to the trouble of a person and his desire to succeed," said proprietor of 800 Test wickets.

Asked if he could be occupied with a task in Sri Lankan cricket, Murali answered in detrimental.

"I don't think I've the time to take on the process of a specialist or a mentor of Sri Lanka on a full-time foundation. I'm really not occupied with taking on any role as I'm involved with IPL.

"After playing cricket at the highest level for two decades, I want to spend more time with my family and I have other commitments as well. I am ready to offer advice but not (game) for a hands-on involvement," he added.

Like everybody, Murali additionally lauded India's wrist spin twins Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, who've played a stellar role in nation's luck in the ODI structure for the previous two years.

But how much they'll achieve England is dependent upon the stipulations throughout June-July, feels the enduring off-spinner.

"You have were given two good wrist spinners in India at the moment and the Indian selectors also are confident of their skill in response to their impressive performance. There are hardly any wrist spinners in different international locations. The different international locations can not copy India.

"But how good Kuldeep and Chahal will probably be at the World Cup, is dependent upon the stipulations. England pitches in June and July usually assists swing bowling," he said.

Also, he said England is doing smartly in the one-day internationals while Australia was not the staff it was.

"England is doing really smartly in ODIs. Australia has develop into vulnerable and is not the staff it once was," the 46-year-old, who may be the top wicket-taker in ODIs, added.

The Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor praised Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan saying that he was as good as a finished product even prior to he met him.


"I didn't mentor Rashid Khan. He is a unique kind of bowler. He is fast and that's the reason why it's simple to misinform batsmen in the shorter codecs."


However Rashid's style of bowling may not have many takers in the Test arena.


"It's hard to replicate that in the longer structure," including that he does give him pointers.


"I do give him a few pointers. We hardly get any time to interact in the nets throughout IPL because of the agenda. He will know what is the highest for him and he was a champion bowler even prior to I met him. So he knows the way to perform," the Murali signed off.


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