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The smiling cricket hero and the master of spinbowling MuttiahMuralitharan announced his retirement from test cricket. The first Test against India in Galle, beginning July 18, will be the last game for the 38-years-old spin wizard Muralitharan.The great cricketer of all times is holding the record of most wickets in both one day and Test format of international cricket. He is just in short of 8 wickets to reach the magical mark of 800 wickets. With the persistent smile on his face he troubled the smile of all great batsmen for nearly 18 years with his spin attack. He is a kind of cricketer who will be loved even by the opposite cricket team fans. Whenever controversies erupted against his bowling action, he overcame controversies not with words but with his bowling records. The 38-year-old gentle man cricketer has taken 792 wickets in 132 Tests and 515 wickets in 337 one day internationals. He might retire from Test cricket but as long as cricket exists,as long as history exists truly he will be considered as one of the great champion cricketer and a smiling cricket hero.