Muttiah Muralitharan Net Worth

After the 2011 World Cup in India, former Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan made his international retirement announcement. One of the finest bowlers to ever play the game is the off-spinner, in the opinion of many.

Muttiah Muralitharan holds the record for the most wickets by a bowler in the history of the game with 800 in Tests and 534 in ODIs. In this article, we are going to learn about Muralitharan’s net worth, salary, endorsement, and personal life.

About Muttiah Muralitharan

Deshabandu Muttiah Muralitharan, a member of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, is a Sri Lankan cricket coach, a former professional cricketer, and a businessman, and he was born on April 17, 1972. At an average of almost six wickets per Test match, Muralitharan is regarded as one of the best and most successful bowlers in the history of the game.

Muralitharan’s international career was marred by criticism regarding his bowling motion. Several umpires and others in the cricket community questioned his bowling action because of an unusual hyperextension of his congenitally bent arm during delivery.

Early Life

Muralitharan, the oldest of Sinnasamy Muttiah and Lakshmi’s four sons, was born in Kandy, Sri Lanka, into a Hill Country Tamil Hindu household. Muralitharan’s father, Sinnasamy Muttiah, is the successful owner of a biscuit-making business.

The paternal ancestor of Muralitharan, Periyasamy Sinasamy, traveled from South India to the central Sri Lankan tea plantations in the early 1920s. Thereafter, Sinasamy and his daughters relocated to Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India, where he was born.

Muralitharan was enrolled in St. Anthony’s College, Kandy, a private school run by Benedictine monks when he was nine years old. Formerly a medium-pace bowler, he switched to off-spin when he was fourteen years old on the counsel of Sunil Fernando, his school coach. He quickly made an impression and continued to play for the school’s First XI for four years.


Muralitharan is the first off-spinner in the history of the game to spin his wrist. He bowls lengthy stints, yet he is typically attacking. Early in his career, Allan Border mistook him for a leg-spinner due to his unusual bowling motion, which begins with a brief run-up and concludes with an open-chested, extremely wristy release from a somewhat supinated forearm.

His primary deliveries, aside from his stock off-break, which he claimed to have two variants of, are a quick top spinner that normally lands on the seam and goes straight on. He would also occasionally employ one of his many nameless innovations.

Muttiah Muralitharan’s Net Worth and Earnings

The legendary Muttiah Muralitharan has a net worth of almost $9 million in 2023. He obtained this enormous sum via his IPL contracts, private enterprises, and BCCI wages.


IPL Salary

Year Team Salary
2014 Royal Challengers Bangalore ₹ 10,000,000
2013 Royal Challengers Bangalore ₹ 10,120,000
2012 Royal Challengers Bangalore ₹ 10,120,000
2011 Kochi Tuskers Kerala ₹ 50,600,000
2010 Chennai Super Kings ₹ 24,000,000
2009 Chennai Super Kings ₹ 24,000,000
2008 Chennai Super Kings ₹ 24,000,000
Total ₹ 152,840,000


The aforementioned Muttiah Muralitharan amassed great riches as a result of endorsement deals with businesses including Lafarge, Indian Oil Corporation, Royal Stag, KFC, and Peter England in addition to his pay from a number of Indian Premier League (IPL) contracts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Deshabandu Muttiah Muralitharan
Nickname Murali 
Born 17 April 1972
Debut 1992
Height 1.70 m
Weight 70 kg
Age 50 years old
Birthplace Kandy, Ceylon
Religion Hinduism
Nationality Sri Lankan
Net Worth 9 million dollars
Marital Status Married
Father name Sinnasamy Muttiah
Mother name Lakshmi Muttiah
Twitter Handle @Murali_800


Since 2005, Muttiah Muralitharan and Madhimalar Ramamurthy have been a happy couple. It began when well-known Tamil actor Vagai Chandrasekhar went to the Sun Television Network studio in Chennai and met Muralitharan, who just so happened to be there for an interview.


Muttiah was born on 17 April 1972 and as of 2023, he is 50 years old.

Height And Weight

He stands 1.70 m tall and weighs around 70 kg.

Career Stats

Test wicket milestones

Number Batsman Score Team Match # Test #
1st Craig McDermott 9 Australia 1 1195
50th Navjot Sidhu 43 India 13 1247
74th Inzamam-ul-Haq 26 Pakistan 20 1305
100th Stephen Fleming 59 New Zealand 27 1359
150th Guy Whittall 17 Zimbabwe 36 1395
200th Dominic Cork 8 England 42 1423
250th Naved Ashraf 27 Pakistan 51 1489
300th Shaun Pollock 11 South Africa 58 1526
350th Mohammad Sharif 19 Bangladesh 66 1561
400th Henry Olonga Zimbabwe 72 1585
450th Daryl Tuffey 1 New Zealand 80 1644
500th Michael Kasprowicz Australia 87 1688
520th Mluleki Nkala 24 Zimbabwe 89 1698
550th Khaled Mashud 2 Bangladesh 94 1764
600th Khaled Mashud 6 Bangladesh 101 1786
650th Makhaya Ntini 13 South Africa 108 1812
700th Syed Rasel 4 Bangladesh 113 1839
709th Paul Collingwood 45 England 116 1851
750th Sourav Ganguly 16 India 122 1884
800th Pragyan Ojha 13 India 133 1964


FAQs About Muttiah Muralitharan

How much money does he make each year?

Muttiah Muralitharan’s annual salary is thought to be around $0.5 million.

What is Muralitharan’s height?

Muttiah Muralitharan is 1.70 meters tall.

What name does Muralitharan’s wife go by?

Madhimalar Ramamurthy was the wife of Muttiah Muralitharan since 2005.

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