Sri Lanka’s world-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga had strongly criticized his country’s cricket board ahead of the limited overs series. Along with this, the squad captained by Shikhar Dhawan was even called the second-class Indian team. Now Akash Chopra has also jumped in the whole matter.
The former Indian team opener has taken the news of Arjuna Ranatunga fiercely on his YouTube channel. Akash admitted that this is not the main team of India, because it does not have Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah. Despite this, Chopra has described the Indian team under the coaching of Rahul Dravid as many times stronger than Sri Lanka.
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Akash said that the Sri Lankan cricket team should see its performance first. Chopra said, ‘The truth is that his own team is struggling at the moment. To be honest, Afghanistan doesn’t need to play World T20 Qualifiers, you have to play. Sri Lanka will return home after being beaten like children in the ongoing series against England.
In fact, due to the tour of England for the upcoming Test series, the less experienced team led by Shikhar Dhawan has been sent to Sri Lanka. There are six players in this who have not played an international match. Former captain Ranatunga, who was a minister in the government till two years ago, told reporters at his residence, “This is a second-class Indian team and their coming here is an insult to our cricket.” I blame the current administration for agreeing to play with them to meet the needs of television marketing.’