Aakash Chopra has given a fitting answer to former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga, who was furious over the departure of India’s second-class squad on their tour of Sri Lanka. While sharing the statistics of the players who went on tour in Sri Lanka, Akash said that 14 out of the 20 players in the squad have played for India in one form or another. The former opener questioned the continued poor form in Sri Lanka’s international cricket and advised Ranatunga to look at his own team’s performance in gestures. Three one-day and three T20 matches between India and Sri Lanka will start from July 13.
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Speaking on his YouTube channel, Akash said he respects Ranatunga’s views. He then took on Jibe at Ranatunga, saying that he wanted India’s A grade team to tour Sri Lanka in the final of the World Test Championships and return to England after the series was finished in late July. Seems possible. Akash said the good BCCI was denying the series. The former opener shared the statistics of eleven players in the one-day series against Sri Lanka and said that these players have played a total of 471 ODIs. Taking the jibe at Ranatunga, he asked where the team looked like second grade.
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Referring to the poor form of Sri Lankan cricket, Akash said the Sri Lankan team should look in their pockets. He likened Sri Lanka to the Afghanistan team, saying that Afghanistan would not have to play qualifying matches for the T20 World, but that Sri Lanka would play qualifying matches for the T20 World Cup. Akash said it is true that the Sri Lankan team will stand internationally. He said he was not trying to make anyone look small or large, but that the mirror would never lie. The former cricketer shows how hard Sri Lankan cricket is and he may not even qualify for the T20 World Cup.
Earlier, Arjuna Ranatunga, the captain of the 1996 World Cup winning team, when Team India’s B grade team arrived in Sri Lanka, said, “This is a second-class Indian team and it is a shame for our cricket to come here.” I blame the current administration for agreeing to play with them to meet the needs of television marketing. India has sent its best team to England and the weakest team has been sent here. I blame the board for this.