Danish Kaneria slams Sri Lanka coach: Mickey Arthur should focus on making right plans for opposition

Written by Vipin Darwade

Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria came down hard on Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur after his team’s latest defeat against India in the first T20 international against India in Colombo on Monday.

Kaneria slammed Mickey Arthur for his off-field antics and public displays of aggression, which he displayed in full during Sri Lanka’s second ODI defeat last week.

“Mickey Arthur told his players to stop using social media, but he should rather focus on making and executing the right plans for the opposition.

“This is the age of social media and in a biosecure bubble, players will use it for sure. What are you doing as a coach? What have you delivered?” Kaneria said on his YouTube channel.

Kaneria went on to further criticise the South African by saying that he has brought about the downfall of every team he has coached in the sport till date.

“You need to groom this young team and not get angry at them after a loss. Stop giving them vague suggestions. Whichever team he has coached, its performance has declined,” Danish Kaneria stated.

Kaneria ended his video by rating India as one of the top contenders for this year’s T20 World Cup.

“If this Indian team keeps on performing and executing their skills like this, and if there is a combination of this new-look team and the main team in England, then the opposition will be under serious pressure. This team is certainly a huge contender in the T20 World Cup,” Kaneria concluded.

India and Sri Lanka will lock horns in the second T20 international at the R Premadasa stadium in Colombo on July 27.

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