Former Sri Lankan Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has alleged that Ind vs Sl 2011 World Cup final was fixed.
The World Cup 2011 holds a very special place among 130 Crore Indian. India lifted the World Cup after 28 years. The heroics of MS Dhoni lead team and the way they seized the Cup is still remembered as one of the most iconic moment in the history of Indian Cricket. The glory, the pride was felt by each and every individual on that day. People came out of their houses to celebrate that win.
But recently, Former Sports Minister of Sri Lanka came out in public and alleged that the game against India was fixed. He said, “The 2011 Cricket World Cup final was fixed. I stand by what I say. It took place when I was the minister of sports.” He further added, “However, I do not wish to expose details for the sake of the country. The game against India in 2011, the game we could have won, was fixed.I say this with a responsibility and I can come forward for a debate. The people are concerned about it. I would not involve the cricketers in this.However, certain groups were definitely involved in fixing the game”.
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This big allegation not only will have a impact on SriLankan Board but also BCCI. However people believe to capture limelight the former sports minister is giving these baseless comments. People have started showing their anger and disbelief towards the minister for this comment.
Kumar Sangakara who captained Sri Lankan team in the World Cup has asked for proof from the former Sports Minister. He stated getting to the bottom of the allegation is the best thing to do currently. He further added, “Then no one needs to speculate and can get to the bottom of this. That should be the most prudent course of action,”
While Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardena took his twitter to show his anger towards the minister. He tweeted, “Is the election around the corner, Looks like the circus has started names and evidence”.
— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) June 18, 2020
2011 World Cup is remembered for India’s play throughout the tournament. The likes of Yuvraj Singh and Sachin Tendulkar who could snatch away wins from the opponent. Tear away fast bowlers like Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra who would get important breakthroughs. The dependent Gambhir and Sehwag and the strategist Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Questioning and doubting this team integrity didn’t go too well with the fans. Since the news broke out, fans took their social media to show anger and annoyance towards the sports minister.
— Prasad Welikumbura (@Welikumbura) June 18, 2020
Srilanka's former sports minister says, Sri Lanka Sold the 2011 World Cup to India
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— MaiKuchBheLikhu (@rahulkhapre27) June 18, 2020