Murali thinks surgery not necessary for his injury
CRICKET: Sri Lanka’s champion off spinner Muttiah Muralitharan
believes he will need only rest not surgery for his nagging shoulder
injury after he was ruled out of the inaugural ICC Twenty/20 World Cup
which starts in South Africa on September 11.
Muralitharan returned to Colombo as scheduled yesterday from his
English county duties at Lancashire and will be examined by Sri Lankan
team physio Tommy Simsek. Muralitharan’s manager Kushil Gunasekera said
that the off spinner needs rest for about four week’s in addition to
Gunasekera also said that the next course of action will depend on
Simsek’s advice. He said that Muralitharan is also in contact with Dr.
David Young who successfully operated on his shoulder in Australia.
Muralitharan was ruled out of the ICC World Twenty/20 Championships
in South Africa next month following muscle pain on his right shoulder.
But he should be fit for the home one day series against England in
October and for the two tests against Australia in November where he
needs nine wickets to overtake the retired Shane Warne’s world record
tally of 708 wickets.