IND vs SL: Muttiah Muralitharan disappointed after India's defeat, said – Sri Lankan team forgot to win

IND vs SL: Muttiah Muralitharan disappointed after India's defeat, said – Sri Lankan team forgot to win

Legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan believes that the Sri Lanka cricket team has forgotten to win. He also said that cricket is going through a difficult phase in his country right now. Sri Lanka had to face defeat by three wickets in the second ODI against India on 20 July. Batting first, under the captaincy of Dasun Shanka, the team scored 275 runs for nine wickets. In response, India achieved the target by losing seven wickets. India had lost seven wickets for 193 runs while chasing the target, but despite this Sri Lanka's team could not register a victory. With this win, India won the ODI series. The last match of the series will be played on 23 July.

Talking to ESPNCricinfo about Sri Lanka's game in the match, Muralitharan said, 'I have said before that Sri Lanka does not know how to win. They have forgotten to win in the last few years. It is very difficult for them because they do not know how to win? I had said earlier that India would be in trouble if Sri Lanka took three wickets in the first 10-15 overs and it happened. With the big efforts of Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, he registered the victory. And they (Sri Lanka) made mistakes too. Instead of saving Wanindu Hasaranga, he should have bowled to him. Should have tried to take wickets by bowling to him. If he had taken the wicket of either Bhuvneshwar or Chahar, then only two tail batsmen were left, then it was difficult to score eight-nine runs in every over. They made mistakes but this is an inexperienced team.

Sri Lanka cricket going through tough times

Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur looked quite unhappy after Sri Lanka lost the match. His gestures in the dressing room were telling the whole story. Muralitharan said about Mickey Arthur that he should have kept calm and sent his message to the new captain. Should have tried to take wickets by bowling to the best bowler. Seven wickets had fallen and as soon as one wicket was received, the match would have come in the bag but it did not happen. Tough times are going on for Sri Lanka cricket right now.


IND vs ENG: Rishabh Pant told his secret before the England series, due to these reasons, made a splash throughout the year

IND vs ENG: Rishabh Pant told his secret before the England series, due to these reasons, made a splash throughout the year

Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant is glad that he has seen ups and downs in his short international career so far which has helped him shine as a player as he learned from his mistakes. Pant, who recently recovered from Kovid-19, is ready to play his 22nd Test match for India at the same ground (Trentbridge) on which he made his first impression in Test matches by hitting a long six in 2018. Pant told 'BCCI.TV' on Saturday, 'It has been a wonderful journey because at the very beginning of my career I saw many ups and downs. As a cricketer, you grow, learn from your mistakes, improve yourself and come back and perform well. I am glad that I learned from my mistakes and took advantage of whatever opportunity I got after that. I'm happy.'

Pant said that he tries to learn from all the top cricketers to become a better player. He said, 'I talk to Rohit bhai a lot like about the game what we did in the last match and what we can do in the next matches. What can I add to my game? I also take technical knowledge from Virat bhai. Especially about the back and forth game of the wicket playing England. He wants to learn from everyone to become a better player. They said,

I also talk to Ravi bhai (Shastri) a lot because he has played a lot of cricket around the world. When Ash bhai (Ashwin) is bowling, he knows what the intentions of the batsman are. So as a batsman I can talk to the bowler about what he is thinking. As a player, I want to learn from everyone.

Pant is scoring runs at an average of over 43 in Tests

Rishabh Pant has scored more than 1400 runs in Test career so far with an average of over 43. He has scored three centuries in Tests and has taken 83 wickets behind the wicket. Earlier this year, he single-handedly led India to victory on the tour of Australia. Then in the home Test series against England too, this young player had a tremendous performance. Regarding this, he said, 'I think as a cricketer, I have changed in the last one year because even if your process is right, the results do not come in favor but but you have to trust the process and do it again and again. have to stay. I had faith in my process and now I am getting results.