Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan thinks Ravichandran Ashwin can reach 700-800 Test wickets

Whenever India play Australia, the Ashwin vs Lyon debate always comes up. A lot of people have given their opinions on who they think the better off-spinner is. This time, it was one of the greats of the game in Muttiah Muralitharan who had his say on the debate whilst speaking to former England skipper Michael Vaughan for The Telegraph.

Muralitharan said, “Ashwin [who has 377 Test wickets] has a chance because he is a great bowler. Other than that, I don’t think any younger bowler coming in will go to 800. Maybe Nathan Lyon is not good enough to reach it. He is close to 400 [396] but he has had to play many, many matches to get there.”


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