Bowling Legend Muralitharan On World Cup 2023, Dhoni, Kohli & His Cricket Legacy

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Hey everyone, Ranveer here! I recently had the honor of hosting a legend from the world of cricket on The Ranveer Show. This episode is particularly close to my heart as we delved deep into the world of cricket, discussing the past, present, and future of the game.

A Conversation with a Legend

In this special episode, I sat down with Muttiah Muralitharan, the legendary cricket player, to discuss his illustrious journey. Muralitharan, a member of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, shared some incredible memories from his cricketing days.

Winning the 1996 World Cup

We reminisced about Sri Lanka’s iconic 1996 World Cup win, a moment that brought immense pride and joy to the nation. Muralitharan shared the challenges faced and the euphoria of the victory.

World Cup Incident of 1999

Muralitharan opened up about the controversial walk-out incident at the 1999 World Cup. The episode, where he was accused of chucking by the umpire, showcased the unwavering support of his captain, Arjuna Ranatunga.

Mental and Physical Health of Sportsmen

We touched upon the challenges and pressures of the game, especially with the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023. Muralitharan’s insights into the mental and physical health of sportsmen provided a fresh perspective on the demands of the sport.

His Opinion on Virat Kohli

Muralitharan also shared his thoughts on modern cricket legends, particularly Virat Kohli. He discussed Kohli’s impact on the game, his leadership style, and what sets him apart from other cricketers.

Leadership Styles: Ranatunga vs. Dhoni

One of the highlights of our conversation was discussing the leadership styles of two cricketing legends: Arjuna Ranatunga and M.S. Dhoni. While Ranatunga was a forceful leader, Dhoni’s calm and composed demeanor set him apart. Muralitharan’s experiences under both captains provided a unique insight into their contrasting leadership styles.


Cricket enthusiasts, this episode is a treat! Muralitharan’s legacy in the world of cricket is unparalleled, and having him share his journey and insights was truly special. If you’re a cricket fan like me, you wouldn’t want to miss this episode. And for those who want to delve deeper into Muralitharan’s life, do check out the movie “800” based on his life, now out in cinemas.

Thank you for tuning in, and as always, keep the passion for cricket alive!

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