Arjuna Ranatunga with Sir Garfield Sobers

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delan's picture

Nice pic... Wasn't it Sobers that first spootted Arjuna's talents and wanted him in the national side?

Anonymous's picture

Heading says he's with Garfield Sobers.. but below says he's with Garry Sobers.. contradiction...

Hilal's picture
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Sir Garfield Sobers is known as Gary Sobers and Garry Sobers. I hear that in his autobiography it's 'Garry Sobers'.

Ibada's picture
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Lol@Anonymous
Anyway,I think Sir Garry gave Arjuna some tips about batting against spinners.I remember Arjuna talking about it few years ago.Watching the bowlers hand & watching how it comes off the pitch.

indike's picture
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Sobers changed Arjuna's bat grip and the batting stance. It was a very simple technical change. After the change Arjuna scored heavily in ODIs including couple of centuries batting in his usual position.

Also, I noted that Arjuna never changed the batting order when top order collapsed--Arjuna went & faced the fast bowlers himself without sending Roshan Mahanama, whom I believed was more experienced facing fast bowlers as he was an opening batsman. Last time Arjuna changed the batting order & sent Roshan Mahanama ahead of him was in the 1996 World Cup Semi-Final at the Edens Garden against the Indians.--Not to change batting order instructions came from Arjuna's & my coach Lionel Mendis sir. Wanted to share this because I saw more than once top order collapsing after Arjuna met Sobers. And Arjuna went ahead & scored runs against the fast bowlers...

(Last edited by indike on November 24, 2010 - 14:36)
Tariq's picture

indike thanks for that useful information.

You know Roshan was not the best opening batsman. Had he batted in the middle order he would have a better career. He was very nervous against good fast bowling.

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