Colombo: The way India’s former explosive opener Virender Sehwag used to rid the bowlers for sixes on the cricket field, he does not shy away from giving a befitting reply to the critics of Team India. Sri Lanka was badly beaten by the Indian team by 7 wickets in the first ODI match played in Colombo, after which Sehwag gave a befitting reply to Sri Lankan legend Arjuna Ranatunga.
Sehwag gave a befitting reply to Ranatunga
Sri Lankan legend Arjuna Ranatunga had made fun of Team India on the tour of Sri Lanka. Let us tell you that in the team India is playing on the Sri Lanka tour, star players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Rishabh Pant are not present. Arjuna Ranatunga made fun of India’s team of young players and said that it is an insult to them to put such a team in front of Sri Lanka.
India beat Sri Lanka badly in the first ODI
However, this young team of India defeated Sri Lanka badly in the first ODI. After India’s victory, Sehwag gave a befitting reply to Arjuna Ranatunga, saying that Arjun’s saying like this was a bit childish. They must have thought that this is the B team of India, but the power of Indian cricket is such that you send any team, it will not be the B team.
India is getting the benefit of IPL
Sehwag said, ‘This is the advantage of IPL. We have a lot of talented players and we can’t keep everyone in one team. This team is equally talented. Arjun, who was calling India’s B team, if he plays against the current players of India who have gone to England, then he can beat them in a few matches.
Sri Lanka should say thank you to India
Sehwag said, ‘I don’t think this is India’s B team. The Sri Lankan board should thank the Indian board for sending the team. The BCCI could have easily said, ‘We are not available. Do this tour some other time. Sri Lanka should be grateful that BCCI is helping its players financially. Had the Indian team not gone there, the Sri Lankan board would have suffered a loss of funds.