Sydney, March 01: Australia has to wait, for the wily-master is not going there any time soon. A report on March 01, said that Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan has withdrawn himself from mentoring talented young spinners Down Under.
Australian newspaper, the Daily Telegraph quoted Murali's agent Kashil Gunasekera as saying, "Unfortunately, Murali will not be able to make it....Cricket Australia wanted him to come down for a particular period of time but it doesn't go down well with the IPL and his Gloucestershire assignments."
He added, "They (CA) wanted him to come at the end of May but then everything changed with prior commitments he had undertaken. They were trying to figure out another time, but it just couldn't be finalised."
Muralitharan is the world's leading wicket-taker in both Tests and ODIs.
Over the course of his entire playing career, Murali has had an uneasy relationship with Australia. It was there that local umpire Darrell Hair, called him for chucking. The matter further worsened when John Howard, the then Prime Minister of Australia also called him a chucker, this despite the ICC clearing his bowling action.
It now remains to be seen as to when does he schedule his visit to Australia or if at all he is going to do that.