Former spin great and Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling coach Muttiah Muralitharan has said it was easier to bowl during their time as the game was not so batsman-friendly. He credited T20 cricket for the evolution of the game and opined that the shortest format is changing other two traditional formats as well.
“Now the game has grown in different ways. The way batsmen bat it is not easy to bowl. We did not play too much T20s and in Tests they don’t hit sixes like today. It was easier to bowl during our time,” the 45-year old said.
Murali added that winning the World Cup in 1996 was the best moment in his career.
“I would cherish my 1996 World Cup win as the most important thing for Sri Lankan cricket. For Sunrisers, it was when we won the IPL trophy in 2016” he said.
Greatest bowler of world cricket, Murali took unimaginable 1347 International wickets in his career. His team Sunrisers Hyderabad has won all three matches so far and looking most formidable and balanced IPL team this year.