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Before I bowl, they [spectators] are calling 'no-ball' ... it's annoying if they call out every ball. It's okay once or twice, but not if you are going on and on about it.

Muttiah Muralitharan argues the case for quotas on taunting

Feb 12, 2004 Tweet | Share

Ashley Giles made a simple attempt at a top-edged hook by Mahela Jayawardene look like a Mr Bean Christmas special.

Peter Hayter despairs of England's fielding in Colombo in the Mail on Sunday

Dec 20, 2003 Tweet | Share

Throw, throw, throw the ball, gently down the seam / Murali, Murali, Murali, Murali, chucks it like a dream / Bowl, bowl, bowl the ball, gently through the air / Murali, Murali, Murali, Murali, here comes Darrell Hair ... No Ball!

The Barmy Army serenades Muttiah Muralitharan to the tune of "Row Row Row The Boat, Gently Down The Stream"

Dec 13, 2003 Tweet | Share

A ****ing cheat, a ****ing chucker"

Nasser Hussain's alleged welcome to Muttiah Muralitharan as he came out to bat at Kandy. Muralitharan reported the incident to the match referee, but no action was taken

Dec 10, 2003 Tweet | Share

His latest weapon, a leg-break delivered with the whiplash arm of a spitting cobra, looks a vaguely suspicious contortion ... but unless the ICC bigwigs decide to take another look at [his] unorthodox action, he is going to add substantially to his haul of 461 Test wickets in the next three weeks.

The Mirror's Mike Walters fires the first accusation of the summer about Muttiah Muralitharan's action

Dec 7, 2003 Tweet | Share

If someone has a cute figure, they are known to have a nice Chaminda.

Kerry O'Keeffe, the former Australian Test player and current commentator, on Chaminda Vaas's contribution to Australian slang

Oct 29, 2003 Tweet | Share

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