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Cricket star, Mattiah Muralitharan, gives 'illuminating' talk to Northwood Prep School students
International cricketing star, Mattiah Muralitharan, left pupils "spellbound" when he visited their Moor Park school on Tuesday.
The Sri Lankan spinner, who has taken more Test match wickets than any other bowler, spoke to Northwood Prep School students on Tuesday morning about his childhood in Kandy and what it was like playing for his country.
Headteacher of the Sandy Lodge Lane school Trevor Lee said: "Boys from Northwood Prep were spellbound by the visit of leading test spinner Muralitharan."
Dr Lee added: "He told the boys about his battles with West Indian batsman Brian Lara over the years.
"He gave the boys some key tips about spin bowling before sharing his recent experience of taking part in a charity walk with Sir Ian Botham in Sri Lanka and meeting Prime Minister David Cameron."
The headteacher said he was "delighted" the cricket legend visited the school after one of the boy’s parents organised the trip.
Dr Lee added: "Mr Muralitharan genuinely enjoyed meeting the pupils, as well as signing many autographs.
"The boys found his talk most illuminating and many had never had the chance to meet such an important figure in world sport. It's a great honour for us to welcome him to Northwood."
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