Muttiah Muralitharan, the legendary spinner of his time, is very disappointed with the way Sri Lanka lost against India. Muralitharan, the most wicket-taker in international cricket, believes that the defending Sri Lankan team has forgotten how to win. Muralidharan said the country had to accept that the country was crossing a very difficult stage in the sport. After winning the toss, Sri Lanka batted first and scored 275 for 9 in 50 overs, with India losing seven wickets for 193. Despite this, India won the match by three wickets with five balls remaining.
In the Muralidharan ESPNcricinfo, I said earlier that ‘Sri Lanka has forgotten the way to win, this team has forgotten to win the past few years. It’s hard for them to even know how to register for a win. Hasunga had trouble with Team India by three wickets on leg spinner, but skipper Dasun Shanaka retained his over so that he could be used in the last over and it was too heavy for Sri Lanka. Muralitharan said, “We have already said that if Sri Lanka take three wickets in the first 10-15 overs, Team India will be struggling. Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave Team India a fantastic victory.
Muralitharan, ‘and Sri Lanka have also made some big mistakes. He had to bowl to Vanindu Hassaranga and not save his over. If Sri Lanka took the wickets of Bhubaneswar or Chahar, it would have been difficult to win with the other two talents. They made some mistakes, but this is a novice team. Coach Mickey Arthur was angry about Sri Lanka’s defeat and Muralitharan said, ‘I think the coach is showing his anger and frustration, but instead he has to sit down and send some messages to the team, he has to be at his best. Bowlers must bowl, take wickets and try to defend the target until the end.