Muthiah Muralitharan, the great spinner, concluded that the new Sri Lankan cricket side has forgotten how to win games over the years and that the game is presently undergoing a difficult period on the island nation. let’s look at Muttiah Muralitharan Slams Sri Lanka.
Muttiah Muralitharan Slams Sri Lanka
Although dropping the visitors to 193 for 7 onto one level, Sri Lanka failed to support a score of 275 for 9 in the second ODI, leading India to knock down the goal with 3 wickets in hand and 5 balls to play.
“I told you before, Sri Lanka didn’t know the winning ways, they have forgotten the winning ways for the last so many years. It has been tough for them because they have not (known) how to win a match,” Muralitharan told in an Interview.
India is going to struggle and actually, India struggled: Muralitharan
Wanindu Hasaranga, a leg-spinner, having added 3 wickets to reduce India to 193 for 7 in 35.1 overs, yet Sri Lanka captain Shanaka made a significant misstep by retaining him for the last overs.
“I have told you before if Sri Lanka takes three wickets in first 10-15 overs, India is going to struggle and actually India struggled. Big effort from (Deepak) Chahar and Bhuvneshwar (Kumar) made them win”.
“And also they (Sri Lanka) made some mistakes. They should have bowled Wanindu Hasaranga, rather than keeping him, they should have bowled him and try to take a wicket,” he said.
“If they would have taken one wicket out of Bhuvneshwar or Chahar, with two other tail-enders coming, it would have been tough to chase 8-9 runs an over…they made some mistakes but it is an inexperienced side.”
Arthur should really have kept cool and communicated with the new captain: Muralitharan
Chahar (69) and Bhuvneshwar (19) smashed the aim with an 84-run unbroken stand to give India an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Sri Lankan coach Mickey Arthur was upset as he took many heated expressions from the dressing room toward the conclusion of the game.
According to Muralitharan, Arthur should really have kept cool and communicated his advice to the new captain: “I think the coach was acting like, showing himself disappointed and everything, rather than just calm down and send some messages,” he said.
“Tell the best bowler to the ball and try to take the wicket rather than try to keep them till the end and defend it, it never works like that.”
“Seven wickets have gone, one wicket and match would have been sealed but they didn’t know the winning ways, they have forgotten, it is a had time for Sri Lankan cricket to come to winning ways,” he concluded.
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