Vijay Sethupathi Is Likely To Play A Role Of Famous Cricketer In The Next Cricket Biopic
In recent times, the Indian filmmakers have given importance to the biopics on the sporting persons. The movie fans and sports fans both are enjoying these films in a great way. Now, according to some media reports, the filmmakers have lined-up another cricket biopic, but the cricketer is not an Indian.
Vijay Sethupathi is likely to play the role of Muttiah Muralitharan
According to the media rumours, the former Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is going to be the next model of cricket biopic. Popular Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi is likely to play the role of Muttiah Muralitharan. The movie is expected to be titled “800”, based on the number of Muralitharan’s Test career wicket.
However, there is no official news yet about this movie. The filming of this movie is likely to begin in December 2019, and it will be shot in India, Sri Lanka, England and some other countries.
A source claimed, “We will begin filming in December 2019. It’s a big-budget film that will be shot in India, Sri Lanka, England and other parts of the world.”
Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is the most wicket-taker in international cricket history
Muttiah Muralitharan was one of the greatest spinners in international cricket history. He had a long international career from 1992 to 2011. The off-spinner played 133 Tests, 350 ODIs and 12 T20Is where he picked up 800, 534 and 13 wickets respectively. Ending up his international career with 1,347 wickets, Muralitharan is the most wicket-taker in international cricket history. In addition, the off-spinner is also the most wicket-taker in both the Test and ODI histories.
He played a huge role to set up the Sri Lanka national cricket team as one of the tough competitive sides. His never give up attitude proved the strength of the Sri Lankan team. He was always a headache for the batsmen.
However, Muralitharan also faced some significant controversies, mostly for his bowling actions. But he easily hid those controversies with his great iconic smile.
Muttiah Muralitharan also participated in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for a long time. He played the IPL from 2008 to 2014. During his IPL tenure, the off-spinner served for Chennai Super Kings (2008-2010), Kochi Tuskers Kerala (2011) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (2012-2014). In his IPL career, Muralitharan took 63 wickets in 66 matches.
Since 2015, he is serving for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) as a bowling coach. In IPL 2016, SRH won their maiden IPL title.
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