The ‘Ceat Cricketer of the year 2000’ was, ‘Muttiah Muralitharan’.
Ceat Cricket Rating was first introduced in 1995 in association with ‘Professional Management Group’.
The Governing Council member of Ceat Cricket Rating is legendary cricketers, Clive Lloyd, Ian Chappell, and
. Every year from 1 May to 30 April a period of 12 months is taken into account to make the ratings on account of performances in
and One Day Internationals. The rating system involves the overall performances i.e. the
, Bowling, Fielding, and Wicket Keeping. It is the first International Cricket Rating System which ranks and rewards the performances of player and the team on annual basis.
“Muttiah Muralitharan” was referred to as the ‘Greatest Test Match Bowler’ of all the time and played cricket from the
Sri Lankan team.
He holds many records in his whole career span in One Day International and Test Cricket. He started his International Cricketing career in 1992 against
. In his Test Career, he still holds the world record of maximum wicket of 800 test wicket, as well as maximum wickets in One Day International record of 502 wickets. He became the only Sri Lankan Cricketer to be included into the “ICC Hall of Fame
” in 2017.
His career was filled with many ups and downs and controversy for his bowling action.
He was also the only player from Sri Lanka team who played in Indian Domestic League IPL T20. In his creating career, he became the only bowler who took more than 1000 wickets in combined both Test and One Day Cricket formats.
He took his first 10 wickets to haul against
Zimbabwe in January 1998.
On January 2002, he became the fastest and youngest bowler who achieved the landmark of 400 wickets. He holds the record of taking 10 or more wickets in a single match against the 9 Test Playing Nations.