IPL 2018: T20s makes it tough for the bowlers in the modern era, says Muttiah Muralitharan

It was easier to bowl during our times, admits Muttiah Muralitharan.

Murali is in India as bowling coach of the IPL franchise –Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) | IANS

Legendary Sri Lankan bowler Muttiah Muralitharan on Sunday (15 April) opined that it is quite difficult to bowl in the modern game as compared to his era with the effect of many T20s in the calendar.

Muralitharan, who bamboozled many dangerous batsmen across the world during his glory days, said they didn't have too many during their days  T20s which made easier to bowl during those days.

As per reports in PTI, Muralitharan told reporters on the sidelined of a promotional event, “It was easier to bowl during our times. Now the game has evolved and it is not easy to bowl. We did not play too much T20s and in Tests, they didn't hit as many sixes like they do today.”

The 45-year old, who is considered as one of the most successful bowlers in the history of cricket, also termed Sri Lanka’s World Cup 1996 victory as the best moment of his illustrious career.

At the moment, the Sri Lankan legend is in India as bowling coach of the IPL franchise –Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for the ongoing 2018 season.

Murali signed off by saying, “I would cherish my 1996 World Cup win as that was the most important thing for Sri Lankan cricket. For Sunrisers, it was when we won the IPL trophy in 2016.”

Currently, Hyderabad is leading in the IPL 2018 points table with 6 points, as they have not lost a single match in their three played matches so far in the tournament.

Now, the Orange Army will next take on the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in their fourth IPL 2018 encounter on 19 April (Thursday) at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.


By Rashmi Nanda - 16 Apr, 2018

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