India paying back Australia in their own coin: Ranatunga

January 17th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Former skipper and head of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Arjuna Ranatunga, cannot hide his happiness as Team India gives Australia a taste of their own medicine.

“I think this is the first time after I gave it back that Australia is now being paid back in their own coin,” Ranatunga said.

Ranatunga said over the last decade, there have been issues with the Australian cricket team, but he advised India not to get distracted by their on-field antics and leave it to the boards of both the countries to resolve contentious matters.

He also said that the Sri Lankan team is looking forward to join India in the upcoming tri-series in Australia.

The former Sri Lankan skipper said he was hopeful the tour would continue smoothly as the island nation was confident of victory.

“So far it’s going on a smooth way. I hope the tour will continue because the Sri Lankan will be joining Australia and India for the one day series and it is a good opportunity for the Lankans to win this tournament,” he told reporters at the launch of a 45-minute film titled ‘Ramayana Trails’ in New Delhi.

Sri Lanka has picked six fast bowlers in a 15-man squad for next month’s tri-series in Australia, which also involves India.

Sri Lanka leaves for Australia on January 24 and will play two warm-up games against the Prime Minister’s XI on January 30 and against Tasmania on February 2. (ANI)

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