Sri Lanka won the World Cup in 1996 under the captaincy of Arjuna Ranatunga and recently this World Cup winning captain gave a shocking statement about the Indian team.
Former Sri Lankan captain Arjun Ranatunga raised questions on the Indian team. (Pic Credit ICC)
Captain Arjuna Ranatunga, who led the Sri Lankan cricket team to the World Cup in 1996, has been criticized a lot for his statement about the Indian team led by Shikhar Dhawan. is happening. Ranatunga had said about the Indian team that went on the tour of Sri Lanka that the BCCI has sent a second-class team which is an insult to his country. But as soon as these words came out of Ranatunga’s mouth, his criticism started. Now former India selector and spinner Venkatapathy Raju has also taken Ranatunga’s class and said that his statement was wrong.
A team of India is in England under the captaincy of Virat Kohli where he has to play a five-match Test series. This series is to be played from August to September. Meanwhile, India had to tour Sri Lanka and hence the BCCI selected another team under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan, which will play three-match ODI and the same number of T20I series in their neighboring country. Ranatunga had said that India has sent its best team to England and sent the weak team here.
word is wrong
Raju has said that he is not in favor of words like ‘second class’. Talking to Hindustan Times, he said, “I am not in favor of words like this second-class team. They are all budding cricketers. You can’t call them second class. Here Ranatunga is wrong. They shouldn’t have been called a second class team. These were unnecessary words from the mouth of a great cricketer.
Ranatunga should be happy
Raju was the selector when India won the T20 World Cup in 2007. He has said that Ranatunga should be happy that India is touring Sri Lanka in this difficult time. He said, “They should be happy that India is touring Sri Lanka at this difficult time. Sri Lanka is also trying to build a team for the T20 World Cup and is trying out young players. That’s why I am surprised that a senior and great cricketer has called this team a second class team. People are waiting for cricket to happen.”
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