Muralitharan planning to quit Tests

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Muttiah Muralitharan.
Muttiah Muralitharan.

Melbourne: Legendary Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, who has the highest number of Test wickets under his belt, is planning to quit cricket's longer version after the tour of West Indies in October.

The spin wizard has already announced that he will quit all forms of the game after the 2011 50-over World Cup.

The 37-year old off-spinner is just eight wickets shy of becoming the first player to touch the magical 800-wicket mark in Test cricket.

“Maybe I will play one or two Tests, that's it, and then retire. The Tests against the West Indies will be the last ones I will play,” Muralitharan said.

“My future is all about playing one-dayers until the World Cup. If I am fit and good I will play until the World Cup and the World Cup will be the end of the road,” he told the Sydney Morning Herald.

Muralitharan said his aim was to reach the 800 Test-wicket mark before retiring. — PTI

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