Athapaththu praises India’s ‘experienced team’  


Sri Lanka skipper Chamari Athapaththu praised Team India and called them an experienced team, after losing in the three-match T20I series.

Captain Athapaththu slammed an unbeaten 80 to help Sri Lanka register a thumping-seven wicket win over India in the third and final T20I match of the series at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Monday.

Sri Lanka’s strong performance came a little late as they had already lost the series 2-1 to India.

“It’s really good for us. We have a young side with so much inexperience. So, it’s a very good win for us. I controlled myself and the other batters too tried to control the game. India is a really good side, they have experienced players and those who play franchise cricket,” said Athapaththu in a post-match presentation.

“We played good cricket against them, but unfortunately couldn’t win the last two games due to certain small things. Finally, we won, really good for us as the ODIs are coming up. Want to thank all the fans who came. Not exactly my home ground but close to my home ground,” she added.