Milking minnows is not half the crime chucking is.
SHANE Warne would have groaned in despair after learning Sri Lanka's Muthiah Muralidaran snared a 10-wicket haul against Bangladesh.
Murali's match figures of 10-190 in the first Test at Dhaka remarkably were his 22nd 10-wicket haul in Tests, taking his 124-match return to 766 wickets at an average of 21.92.
But how Warne would have enjoyed playing as much against minnows Bangladesh and Zimbabwe as Test cricket's leading wicket-taker.
Warne played two Tests against Bangladesh and only one against Zimbabwe for a return of 17 wickets.
In contrast, Murali has played 27 Tests against the two nations, picking up 173 wickets.
The Sri Lankan off-spinner's Test tally is now 58 more than the 708 Warne had at the end of his career.
But take Bangladesh and Zimbabwe out of the equation, and Warne has 691 wickets, 98 ahead of Muralidaran on 593.