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‘They can’t get complacent’ – Former Sri Lanka legend issues warning to India despite red-hot form in T20Is

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India have been on an absolute roll in the shortest format of the game of late. After losing their first two fixtures during the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, they are yet to lose a single game. From their victory over Afghanistan during the ICC tournament to their recent victory over Sri Lanka in the third T20I, the Rohit Sharma-led side have won 12 games on the trot.

After getting knocked out of the T20 WC, the men in blue managed to whitewash both, New Zealand as well as West Indies during the T20I series against the two teams respectively. Thus, Sharma has had a fantastic start to his reign as India’s full-time captain. However, Russel Arnold has issued the Indian team a warning.

The cricketer-turned-commentator has urged India to not get complacent. He stated that this could be the only obstacle for them in the long run. However, did mention the fact that India are not giving any breathing space to the opposition.

Sometimes they play risk-free cricket: Russel Arnold

“India can’t get complacent. You have to be cocky, I don’t blame you to be cocky because that’s the fact of the matter. India have made lots of changes, and wherever they turn, there are quality players coming out. They are not giving any breathing space to the opposition,” said Russel Arnold, while speaking to Cricket.com. He said this when the host asked the Sri Lanka legend to highlight whether there was a ‘chink’ in India’s armour.

However, The 48-year-old appreciated the 2007 T20 WC champions for their consistency. Arnold also pointed out that they have been trying out a lot of youngsters. Further on, he also stated that India are scoring runs from everywhere.

“They have won 12 games on the trot, which is a good achievement from the T20 World Cup point of view. At the end of the day, you can only take care of things that are in front of you. They were able to try new players and that’s what depth does to you. The batting, they are scoring runs from everywhere. Sometimes, they play risk-free cricket but are still moving forward,” he added.

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