'Arjuna's take on IPL is his opinion'

Apr 21, 2012, 07:54 IST | IANS

Delhi Daredevils vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene yesterday brushed off former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga's take on the Indian Premier League (IPL) as being his own opinion.

Ranatunga has blamed the Indian cricket board for “harming the game” through the IPL and said it would produce butchers instead of better Test players. “It is his own opinion. I don’t think he (Ranatunga) has been a great fan of IPL. It is completely his opinion, there are other greats who like the version. There are many who believe that cricketers have improved their game,” Jayawardene said.  “For example, Ravindra Jadeja has launched his international cricketing career from IPL. He has improved and has gone a long way. A lot of youngsters have done the same way. It is up to the individuals,” said Jayawardene.

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