Muttiah Muralitharan has become the first bowler to take 800 wickets in Test cricket. The highest wicket-taker both in Tests and ODIs, the Sri Lankan cricketer has been hailed by many as the greatest bowler of all time. Way back in 2002, he was rated the greatest Test bowler ever by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. However, cricket greats like Bishan Bedi, Dean Jones and Adam Gilchrist have called him a chucker. His “doosra” delivery was officially called into question by match referee Chris Broad after a Test against Australia in 2004. His “doosra” became legal only when the International Cricket Council, after an extensive study, changed the rules in 2005 and allowed an elbow extension of up to 15 degrees for all types of bowlers. Bedi, perhaps the most vocal critic of Murali’s bowling action, has likened it to a javelin throw; Murali recently threatened to sue him. Is Murali the greatest bowler of all time?