COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's record-holding bowler Muttiah Muralitharan is no longer a World Cup worry for Pakistan, according to their coach Waqar Younis on Friday. The teams clash here on Saturday with the 1992 champions led by Waqar taking on the home side who succeeded them as holders four years later. Pakistan have never lost to their neighbours in the Cup and according to Waqar there is no reason why that run should end in Colombo even if Sri Lanka boast the most successful bowler in the game in Muralitharan. In the defeat of Canada in their opening game in Hambantota on Sunday, however, Muralitharan, 38, lacked his usual menace and was one of the few Sri Lankan bowlers who did not excel. "I don't think we should worry that much about Murali," Waqar told reporters when asked about the team's strategy to face the world's highest wicket-taker in both 50-over and test cricket. "Murali", who will be 39 in April, is the only survivor of the Sri Lankan team that won the World Cup in 1996, beating Australia by seven wickets in Lahore. "Murali is not 28 any more. That is what one must understand. If Murali has plans for us, in the past you will have seen that we must play very well against Murali in this country," he said. Waqar said the team was fully prepared. "It is not going to be easy for him also. So we are really prepared for him. Not only Murali but the entire team." Muralitharan has suggested he plans to retire from international cricket after the World Cup but will continue to play the game at domestic level.