Murali indeed is a chucker: Bedi

Updated: 28 July 2010 11:15 IST

Former India captain Bishen Bedi on Wednesday stuck to his long-held view that now retired Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan was a chucker.

New Delhi:

Former India captain Bishen Bedi on Wednesday stuck to his long-held view that now retired Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan was a chucker.

Muralitharan on Wednesday described Bedi a controversy monger and an ordinary bowler who would have been thrashed easily by any batsman had he been playing in the modern era.

On being asked about his reaction, Bedi said, "I don't want to react. Don't want to comment. I don't want to say anything to be honest. You know my views. I don't want to stoop to his levels. I don't call Murali a chucker. He is a chucker."

Bedi has been a detractor of Muralitharan for a long time and had asked the ICC to ban the Sri Lankan's 'doosra' as it was "illegal".

Muralitharan ended his Test career after the first match against India at Galle where he became the first bowler in history of the game to take 800 wickets.

Muralitharan's career was marred by controversies as his action came under scrutiny many a times. 

Topics : Cricket Bishan Bedi
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