Banglahant Desk: Legendary Sri Lankan offspinner Muttiah Muralitharan thinks playing in the IPL is more difficult than playing for the country. Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan was having a conversation with Indian offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin on the day. At that time, Muralitharan claimed that “playing in the IPL is more difficult than playing for the country.”
The legendary Sri Lankan spinner is the world's highest wicket-taker in both Test and ODI formats. Muralitharan has been associated with the IPL for a long time after retiring from international cricket. Muralitharan says the quality of the IPL is much better than other competitions. The competition is so fierce that many important foreign cricketers have to sit on the bench.
Muralitharan further told Ashwin that only 4 foreigners can be in the IPL in the first XI. And so many big foreign cricketers have to sit outside. I also had to sit out a lot of matches but I didn’t feel a little bad for that. Because I know how much the standard of IPL is improved and it is a part of the game.