Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron currently in Sri Lanka had requested this meeting – in the middle – on the pitch at the Colombo Cricket Ground. David Cameron was facing the world’s greatest spin bowler, the ‘Master of Spin,’ a Sri Lankan National Hero, Muttiah Muralitharan – he gave Cameron one of his specialities, a ‘doosra.’. Murali now retired from first class cricket was a member of the winning Sri Lankan team of 1996 and they won the Wills World Cup. ‘Murali went easy on me,’ tweeted Prime Minister David Cameron who is attending CHOGM 2013 – the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Watch Murali’s interview with Jon Snow of Channel 4 with TV footage of David Cameron facing the man who claimed 800 wickets, one of cricket’s all time greats:
The Sri Lankan Spin King Muttiah Muralitharan met the legendary broadcaster of Radio Ceylon/SLBC and the BBC, Vernon Corea in the House of Commons in the Palace of Westminster in London. Murali has also met Vernon Corea’s family at the Festival of Cricket in the United Kingdom in the 1990s.
Muttiah Muralitharan’s views as reported in the London Times:
Photographs of Muttiah Muralitharan and David Cameron courtesy of the Sunday Times Sri Lanka