Arjuna Ranatunga said that he believes the team who would handle pressure well at the World Cup Down Under would go on to win the tournament © AFP
Arjuna Ranatunga said that he believes the team who would handle pressure well at the World Cup Down Under would go on to win the tournament © AFP

Oct 18, 2014

Former Sri Lanka captain, Arjuna Ranatunga has said that he doesn’t considers Sri Lanka as crazy as India. He also said that he believes the team who would handle pressure well at the World Cup Down Under would go on to win the tournament. He was quoted saying, “Sri Lankans are not as crazy as India. People are expecting us to win after the World T20 win. But i think those who can absorb pressure can win the tournament. That is the key factor. India was not good enough vs Australia in 2003. I don’t get nightmares. We have won couple. You win some you lose some.”

The conclave – named ‘Kaise Jeetenge World Cup’ – is attended by the likes of , Kapil Dev, Allan Border, Imran Khan, Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting, Arjuna Ranatunga, who are among the captains who led their teams to World Cup wins. Among the other skippers will be Sunil Gavaskar, Sourav Ganguly, Ajay Jadeja, Mohammad Azharuddin, Bishan Singh Bedi, Inzamam-ul-Haq, and Aamer Sohail. Indian cricketers, who were also a part of their last World Cup winning campaign back in 2011, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, and Ashish Nehra will also be a part of the function.