Sri Lanka have forgotten how to win games for many years: Muralitharan


Legendary spinner Muthiah Muralitharan feels the present Sri Lankan cricket workforce has forgotten how to win matches over time, insisting that the game is at the moment going by a troublesome section within the island nation.

Sri Lanka, beneath new captain Dasun Shanaka, failed to defend a complete of 275 for 9 within the second ODI, permitting India to chase down the goal with three wickets in hand and 5 balls to spare regardless of decreasing the guests to 193 for seven at one stage.

“I told you before, Sri Lanka didn”t know the profitable methods, they have forgotten the profitable methods for the final so many years. It has been robust for them as a result of they have not (identified) how to win a match,” Muralitharan instructed ESPNCricinfo.

Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga had claimed three wickets to go away India struggling at 193 for seven in 35.1 overs however Sri Lanka skipper Shanaka made large mistake by maintaining him for the ultimate overs.

“I have instructed you earlier than if Sri Lanka takes three wickets in first 10-15 overs, India goes to battle and truly 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 mentioned.

“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.”

Sri Lankan coach Mickey Arthur appeared pissed off as he made some animated gestures from the dressing room in direction of the tip of the sport as Chahar (69) and Bhuvneshwar (19) overwhelmed the goal with an 84-run unbeaten stand to hand a second-string India an unassailable 2-0 lead within the three-match sequence.

Muralitharan mentioned Arthur ought to have stayed calm and conveyed his message to the brand new skipper.

“I think the coach was acting like, showing himself disappointed and everything, rather than just calm down and send some messages,” he mentioned.

“Tell the best bowler to 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 gone, one wicket and match would have been sealed but they didn”t know the profitable methods, they have forgotten, it’s a had time for Sri Lankan cricket to come to profitable methods,” he mentioned.


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