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Monday, 25 December 2017 - 21:15
Steve Waugh says "He found Muralitharan’s action unique"
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During the 1995-96 Boxing Day Test, umpire Darrell Hair had no-balled Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan delivery after delivery.

Recalling the incident to cricket.com.au, Steve Waugh called the incident as disrespectful to Muralitharan.

“I just thought it was a bit unfair. Darrell Hair believed Muralitharan was bowling illegally.

It was ugly to see a player (being misjudged) at such a big spectacle. It should have been sorted in a different way. To me that is demeaning and disrespectful to a player.”

Waugh further added that he found Muralitharan’s action legal. “It was just a unique action.”

Speaking to Courier-Mail in 2010, Muralitharan had said that he had forgiven Hair for the mistake.

“I have forgiven [Hair] and forgotten. I had been very upset with him, but I have let it go. I am not upset with him. People do make mistakes and I think he made a mistake. My action has been cleared. But I’m not going to look at the past anymore.”

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