The 1996 World Cup winner Arjun Ranatunga is not happy with the Sri Lankan cricket at the present moment. Sri Lanka will take on India in the second test match at Colombo from tomorrow. The hosts lost the first test match by 304 runs within four days. He is not satisfied with the way Sri Lankan cricket is being taken care of.
In his career, the left handed batsmen played a total of 93 test matches, 269 One day international matches. He was the captain of the Sri Lankan team from 1988 till 1999. In total, he captained in 193 ODI matches winning 89 and losing 95.
“Sri Lanka Cricket and the manner in which it is being administered and managed is so disgusting that I don’t watch our national cricket anymore,” Ranatunga was quoted as saying by ‘Ceylon Today’.
Sri Lanka has been playing poor cricket losing to Zimbabwe in the ODI series by 2-3. They played poorly in the first test match being outplayed by India. England and South Africa will play the fourth test match starting from 4th August. With England leading the series 2-1, the visitors would love to end the long tour of England with a win in the deciding match.
He was a pillar of the batting with the likes of Jayasuriya, Arvinda de Silva, and many other top players. After the retirement of the greats like Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, TM Dilshan, Muralitharan, Sri Lanka have struggled to find the replacements for these top quality players.
The Sri Lankan cricket team will take on India in a five ODI series and one T20 match after the three match test series. In ODI format, Sri Lanka is struggling with the youngsters not able to grab their chances.
In the 93 test matches he played, Ranatunga scored 5105 runs with an average of 35.69. His best score in test matches was 135*. While in the ODI format he has scored 7456 runs with an average of 35.84. His best score in ODI cricket was 131*. He retired from ODI cricket in 1999 and said goodbye to test cricket in 2000.