Dambulla: Muttiah Muralitharan, the man who terrorised the batsmen with his mysterious 'doosras' has announced his retirement date from the Test cricket.
Speaking to media after the firt ODI against Pakistan at Dambulla, the legendary Lankan spinner said that he will retire from Test cricket at the end of Sri Lanka"s home series against West Indies in November 2010.
Muralitharan becomes top Test bowler
The spinner has struggled in recent years with a knee injury that kept him out of this month's Test b
However Muralitharan, 37, expressed his desire to continue his ODI career and intends to carry on at least until the 2011 World Cup.
Muralitharan is the cricket's leading in wicket-taker in Test cricket and ODIs. He passed Shane Warne"s Test record of 708 wickets against England in December 2007, on his home ground in Kandy. He had taken 770 test wickets from at 22.8 from 127 Tests.
Murali achieved the grand double of being the highest wicket-taker in ODIs as well when he went past Wasim Akram"s record of 502 wickets in 2009.