Murali ‘not too worried’ about Australian crowds

November 14th, 2007 - 2:45 am ICT by admin  
“You never know what is the next thing that will happen in life. In 20 minutes, anything could have happened, we could have been injured or taken back to the sea. So that’s the luck. Life goes on,” Murali said recalling the devastation caused by the December 26, 2004 Tsunami in Galle, Sri Lanka.

“I am not too worried about the crowds. It will be the same as before. (Former Sri Lankan coach) Tom (Moody) told me that they only do it to try and distract you … I am looking forward to the challenge,” The Age quoted Murali, as saying.

However, former Australian captain Mark Taylor believes Murali would struggle to break Shane Warne’s world-record of 708 in Australia, pointing to the spinner’s poor record here.

“Look, it’s not going to be easy,” Taylor said.

“He’s got two Tests in Brisbane and Hobart, and they’re not noted for taking spin, although he gets a bit more bounce than most, so if he bowls well in Brisbane he’s certainly a chance,” Taylor added.

Murali is arriving in Australia today with 700 Test wickets, would love to claim Warne’s record here, but is under no illusions as to the difficulty of the task.

“You never know if I’ll make (Warne’s record) or not,” he said. “Eight wickets are a lot of wickets in two Test matches.” (ANI)

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