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Jul 14, 2017 07:02 PM IST | Source:

Former Sri Lanka skipper Ranatunga wants probe into 2011 World Cup final

In a video uploaded on his Facebook page, Arjuna Ranatunga said that he was shocked by the manner of Sri Lanka's defeat to India.

Sri Lankan cricketing legend Arjuna Ranatunga has kicked up a storm by demanding a probe into Sri Lanka's defeat by India in the final of the 2011 World Cup.

In a video uploaded on his Facebook page, Ranatunga said that he was shocked by the manner of the defeat.

After winning the toss and scoring 274, Sri Lanka were in a commanding position at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai when India lost Sachin Tendulkar with the score at 31. But India ultimately emerged as the winner thanks to half-centuries by MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir.

The veteran cricketer-turned-politician who was in India at that time said: "When we lost, I was distressed and I had a doubt."

Ranatunga is widely considered one of the greatest captains of all time. His most memorable achievement was leading a team of relative unknowns to World Cup glory in 1996.

The statements come at a time when the Sri Lankan players and the administration are locking heads regarding several matters including payments and controversies including corruption.
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