A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: I have never felt the pressure of filling Muttiah Muralitharan’s shoes, says Rangana Herath

Herath is unconcerned about his comparisons to Muralitharan

Sri Lanka left-arm spinner Rangana Herath has revealed that he has never felt any pressure since having to lead the country’s spin attack after the retirement of Muttiah Muralitharan.

Herath was one of the top bowlers in 2012, which is no surprise since Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene made him his go-to man across all three formats.

The 34-year-old noted that his sole concern was about taking wickets and helping his country rise through the rankings in all three formats instead of focusing on being as good as his former team-mate.

“If you’re playing as the main spinner, you get more bowling and you build more confidence,”¬†News.com.au quoted Herath as saying. “I stick to the basics and that’s how I’ve taken those wickets.”

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