Muttiah Muralitharan hogs the headlines after finishing his Test career with 800 wickets, July 23, 2010 © AFP

  • Jul 22, 2010

    Muttiah Muralitharan poses with his wife Madhimalar © AFP

  • Jul 22, 2010

    Muttiah Muralitharan carries his son Naren © AFP

  • Jul 22, 2010

    Tillakaratne Dilshan celebrates Sri Lanka's ten-wicket win © AFP

  • Jul 22, 2010

    Yuvraj Singh and the Indian players line up to congratulate Muttiah Muralitharan © AFP

  • Jul 22, 2010

    Muttiah Muralitharan is carried off the field by Kumar Sangakkara and Dammika Prasad © Associated Press

  • Jul 22, 2010

    Muttiah Muralitharan salutes the crowd with the ball that fetched him his 800th wicket © AFP

  • Jul 22, 2010

    A giant hoarding of Muttiah Muralitharan in Galle's city center © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Jul 22, 2010

    The Indian contingent applaud Muttiah Muralitharan's feat © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Jul 22, 2010

    Muttiah Muralitharan was stuck on 799 wickets for a long time © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Jul 22, 2010

    The Sri Lankan fielders converge on Muttiah Muralitharan after he picked his 800th Test wicket © AFP

  • Jul 22, 2010

    Muttiah Muralitharan's team-mates lift him on their shoulders as he leaves the field © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Jul 22, 2010

    Harbhajan Singh becomes Muttiah Muralitharan's 799th Test scalp © Associated Press

  • Jul 22, 2010

    Lasith Malinga cleans up MS Dhoni in his first over of the day © Associated Press

  • Jul 22, 2010

    Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapakse felicitates Muttiah Muralitharan during the lunch break © AFP

  • Jul 22, 2010

    Muttiah Muralitharan walks down a red carpet into the field for his last day of Test cricket © Associated Press

  • Jul 22, 2010

    Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapakse shakes hands with Muttiah Muralitharan during the lunch interval © AFP

  • Jul 22, 2010

    The Galle crowd watch with anticipation as Muttiah Muralitharan searches for wicket number 800 © AFP

  • Jul 22, 2010

    VVS Laxman raises his bat after reaching a fighting fifty © AFP