India vs Sri Lanka Seemed Like A University Team vs School Team Match: Ramiz Raja
Dasun Shanaka batting with Charith Asalanka. (Credits: Twitter)

Former Pakistan opener Ramiz Raja expressed his unhappiness at Sri Lanka‘s performance in the first ODI against India in Colombo. Shikhar Dhawan marked his captaincy debut with a scintillating performance with the bat as India chased 263 with seven wickets and 80 balls to spare. Ramiz Raja stated that there was a massive difference in all parameters between the two sides.

India came out all guns blazing as Prithvi Shaw took Sri Lanka’s bowling unit to the cleaners before departing for 43 off 24 balls. Shikhar Dhawan, the captain, was a mere spectator as Prithvi Shaw and Ishan Kishan took Sri Lanka’s bowling attack to the cleaners. But the 35-year old stayed till the end to ensure India pick up an easy win. He stayed unbeaten at 86 off 95 balls, while Suryakumar Yadav scored an entertaining 31 on his ODI debut.

Ramiz Raja
Ramiz Raja. (Photo: Twitter)

Ramiz Raja stated that India and Sri Lanka seemed like a University team and School team, respectively as there existed a massive difference amongst all parameters. The 58-year old stated that having prepared a flat pitch for the series opener, the hosts put a below-par score for India to chase down.

“India vs Sri Lanka seemed like a University team vs School team match. Such was the difference between the skills, execution, talent and the ability to understand the game. This is a very challenging situation for Sri Lankan cricket because they were playing at home. They prepared a flat pitch for the series opener against India and still ended with an average score,” Raja told in his Youtube channel.

I don’t know whether watching them in future would be interesting: Ramiz Raja

Sri Lanka Cricket Team
Sri Lanka Cricket Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

Ramiz Raja underlined that the game was hugely one-sided as Sri Lanka produced a flop show, questioning their future. The cricketer-turned-commentator said it felt like the home side hardly played like a full-member team and India easily was the better outfit.

“The game was one-sided. Sri Lanka produced a flop show. I don’t know whether watching them in future would be interesting. Everything about them seemed in slow motion – a team is playing against a side that felt like no challenge was being thrown at them,” he added.

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