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Arjuna Ranatunga – Historical Series Win in Pakistan 1995-96
Arjuna Ranatunga, then Sri Lanka captain, was flying high in the 1995–96 season. He is seen in the picture batting in a Test match on the tour of Pakistan, where his team returned strongly from being one-down in either case, winning both the one-day international and test rubbers.
Just a few months later, right here in Pakistan, Sri Lanka was crowned the 1996 World Cup champions on a floodlit evening at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium. Much has changed over the last two decades. A shrewd captain and fast runner between the wickets
He did return to play in the Tests against Australia at home but was ignored for the year-end tour of Zimbabwe. He was included back playing in the Test matches against Pakistan. The other players seen in the picture are Moin Khan and Aamer Sohail. Arjuna Ranatunga’s shrewd captaincy made a dream come true for every Sri Lankan fan.