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India never played better in Sri Lanka: Ranatunga

Highly impressed by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men's attacking brand of cricket, former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga said India has never played better in Sri Lanka.

cricket Updated: Feb 07, 2009 14:27 IST

Highly impressed by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men's attacking brand of cricket, former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga said India has never played better in Sri Lanka.

"They have never played better in Sri Lanka," Ranatunga said paying tribute to what he termed the vision of the Indian cricket administrators.

"Their planning is good and they have set goals in their mind," Ranatunga said.

India has already taken a 4-0 lead in the five-match series against Sri Lanka and the final match is scheduled in Colombo on Sunday.

Dismissing notions that he had problems with the Indian Cricket Board during his 11-month tenure as the chief of Sri Lanka Cricket, Ranatunga said, "I had excellent relations with (former BCCI President) Mr (Sharad) Pawar and (current BCCI President) Mr Shashank Manohar", Ranatunga said.

Ranatunga said he remained unimpressed by Twenty20 and believed Indian stars like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid struggled in Sri Lanka last year because of too much of Twenty20.