Arjuna Ranatunga

  • Jos Buttler should have been recalled, says Arjuna Ranatunga 04-06-2014 04:32 PM

    Colombo: Former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga on Wednesday said Sri Lanka was right to run out England's Jos Buttler, but felt he should have been recalled in the spirit of the game. "We should have got him out and then (Sri Lankan captain) Angelo (Mathews) called him back to play," Ranatunga...
  • Sanga, Mahela made correct decision to retire: Ranatunga 10-04-2014 10:35 AM

    Colombo: It triggered quite a furore in Sri Lankan cricket but the country's first World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga has backed Mahela Jayawrdene and Kumar Sangakkara's decision to call it quits from Twenty20 Internationals, saying the duo's timing was correct. Jayawardene and Sangakkara were criticised by Sri Lanka Cricket for...
  • Arjuna Ranatunga fears for bowlers under new ODI rules 29-11-2013 10:51 AM

    Mumbai: Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga is apprehensive that the repeated changes in the rules of one-day internationals have shifted the advantage so overwhelmingly in favour of the batsmen that very few youngsters in future would opt to be bowlers. "A lot of people say it [new rules] is...
  • BCCI does what it wants, can't learn from India anymore: Ranatunga 14-10-2013 10:23 AM

    New Delhi: There was a time when the budding cricketers of Sri Lanka looked up to India for learning the nuances of the game but former captain Arjuna Ranatunga feels this can no longer happen due to the advent of Twenty20. "It's unfortunate that most youngsters only want to play...
  • Wish Sachin played few more Tests: Ranatunga 13-10-2013 03:28 PM

    New Delhi: Sri Lanka's World Cup winning former captain Arjuna Ranatunga feels that Sachin Tendulkar could have continued playing Test cricket for some more time which would have only benefitted the traditional format of the game. "I wished that he (Sachin) could have played Test cricket for a bit more...
  • Protests continue in TN against SL players in IPL 28-03-2013 07:55 AM

    Chennai: Protests in Tamil Nadu against the participation of Sri Lankan players in the Indian Premier League have drawn sharp reactions. Former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga has said that politics is ruining ties between India and Sri Lanka. He said Sri Lankan players should stay away if they're not...
  • Players in IPL endorsement of human rights abuse charges: Ranatunga 27-03-2013 09:49 PM

    Colombo: Former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga on Wednesday slammed the decision of the cricket Board and government to allow Sri Lankan players to participate in the IPL as an endorsement of human rights abuse allegations against Sri Lanka. "What most people seem to ignore is that both Jayalalithaa and...
  • Opposing IPL led to Ranatunga's removal 28-04-2012 11:55 AM

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  • SL selectors must resign: Ranatunga 16-01-2012 02:37 PM

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