Reaction to Muttiah Muralitharan's 800 Test wickets
Muralitharan takes 800th Test wicket
Muttiah Muralitharan created cricket history on Thursday when he became the first bowler to take 800 Test wickets.
His achievements are remarkable - he has taken 10 wickets in a Test match on 22 occasions, 12 times more than Shane Warne, who sits in second in the all-time wicket-takers' list.
Although his career has been plagued by controversy because of his unorthodox bowling action, Muralitharan remains one of the greatest players the game has seen - not to mention one of the most popular.
Cricketers past and present offer their views on the 38-year-old's remarkable achievement.
AUSSIE CRICKET LEGEND SHANE WARNE
"I don't think anyone will get there, so well done to Murali for getting his 800," Warne told
"The way he's gone about it has been amazing. There's been a lot of controversy about his action but at the end of the day the ICC (International Cricket Council) cleared him, he's allowed to play, and what he did with the ball was amazing.
"To face it was quite difficult, especially in those spinning conditions in Sri Lanka."
BBC CRICKET CORRESPONDENT JONATHAN AGNEW
"Unfortunately there will always be the question of his bowling action. There will be some people who are determined that he has thrown the ball and attained more spin this way.
"The fact is he has a extraordinarily loose shoulder and an elbow that cannot straighten. Those people who support him say what you are seeing is an optical illusion.
"But I suspect that for a very, very, very long time, his record of 800 wickets will stand."
ENGLAND SPINNER GRAEME SWANN
"I think it will be beaten at some stage. A lot of people are a long way off that.
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