Muttiah Muralitharan who took the highest number of Test wickets has been voted as the greatest bowler of the 21st century by capturing over 50% votes by the panel of commentators and fans. In the voting Murali beat bowling legendaries including Shane Warne , Dale Steyn and Glen McGrath.
Murali has taken 800 test wickets in 133 matches with 67 five wickets and 22 ten wickets hauls.
Indian former skipper Sachin Tendulkar has been declared as best batsman of the century. The duo has been thus selected as greatest by a jury consisting of 50 experts including Sunil Gavaskar, Iyan Bishop, Harbajhan Singh , Shan Watson and Gautham Gambhir. The contest was organized by a leading Television Company “ Star Sports Broadcasting Company” of India.
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