Vijay Sethupathi To Play The Role Of Muttiah Muralitharan in His Biopic

Muttiah Muralitharan.

Vijay Sethupathi, the superstar from Tami film industry, is all set to play the role of former Sri Lanka cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan in his biopic. Biographies have become popular these days after MS Dhoni- The Untold Story made a massive success.

Muralitharan to get a biopic soon

Muttiah Muralitharan is arguably the best spinner to have played the game of cricket. He had a lot of variations in his arsenal which haunted the batsmen for almost two decades. The controversies always kept him company, yet Murali seldom lost his wide-eyed smile, or the ability to run through batting sides. Part of the World Cup-winning side in 1996, he was instrumental in the run to the final 11 years later, and he played his part in some of the country’s greatest sporting moments.

Muttiah Muralitharan
Vijay Sethupathi.

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With 800 Test wickets to his name – Muttiah Muralitharan has been one of the greatest servants of Sri Lankan cricket. Besides, he also has 534 ODI wickets at an economy rate of under four. As per reports in the Gulf news, the life of Muttiah Muralitharan will soon be documented. Famous Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi will play the lead role of Muralitharan which will go by the name ‘800’ – the number of wickets he claimed in  Tests. The shooting is likely to start in December in parts of Sri Lanka, India, and England.

“We will begin filming in December 2019. It’s a big-budget film that will be shot in India, Sri Lanka, England and other parts of the world,” said the source.

Muttiah Muralitharan. Credit: Getty Images

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Following his retirement, Muttiah Muralitharan has been associated with the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. He has also worked with the Cricket Association of Bengal to develop young spinners in the state.

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