Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag has joined the checklist of cricketers in blasting Arjuna Ranatunga. Sri Lanka’s World Cup-winning skipper Arjuna Ranatunga invited widespread criticism earlier than the white-ball collection for saying it’s an insult for Sri Lanka cricket from BCCI to ship their second-string crew. Virender Sehwag hit again by saying that the touring social gathering to Sri Lanka might even beat Virat Kohli’s crew in England.
With Ravi Shastri set to be in England with the first-choice gamers for the five-Check collection, Dravid will coach the facet with a number of younger cricketers in Sri Lanka. The selectors determined to select as many as six uncapped gamers within the squad, together with a number of who’ve impressed in IPL. The continued first ODI in Colombo has seen the vacationers hand debuts to Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav.
Arjuna Ranatunga [Image-Getty]Virender Sehwag said that Arjuna Ranatunga ought to have chosen his phrases rigorously as any crew India sends will not be a B crew. The 42-year outdated credited the IPL for India constructing an infinite quantity of expertise, claiming that this crew is equally wonderful. Sehwag additional mentioned that the touring social gathering in Sri Lanka might even defeat Virat Kohli’s facet in just a few video games.
“Arjuna Ranatunga was a bit impolite in saying that. He might need thought this can be a ‘B’ crew however the energy of Indian cricket is such that you could ship any crew and it gained’t be a ‘B’ crew. That is maybe the good thing about the IPL, now we have a lot expertise that we will’t accumulate in a single crew. This crew is equally proficient. What he’s calling a ‘B’ crew – which we don’t settle for – in the event that they play towards the present gamers in England, they may defeat them in just a few video games too,” Sehwag advised Cricbuzz.
The Sri Lankan board ought to as an alternative thank the Indian board for even sending the crew: Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag. Picture Credit: TwitterVirender Sehwag additional mentioned that Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) ought to as an alternative be grateful to the BCCI for agreeing to play with them. The previous right-handed batsman underlined that it might solely assist Sri Lanka financially because the hosts might have suffered loads of funds and sponsorship if not for the three ODIs advert as many T20Is.
“I don’t suppose this can be a ‘B’ crew. The Sri Lankan board ought to as an alternative thank the Indian board for even sending the crew. They (BCCI) might have simply mentioned, ‘We’re unavailable, let’s have this tour someday else’. They need to be at the very least grateful for this crew which can financially assist the board and its gamers. If the Indian crew had not gone there, they (SLC) would have misplaced the funds and sponsorships for all six video games,” he added.
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