Tony Greig stood by Sri Lanka, says Arjuna Ranatunga

"Not only was he a great admirer of Sri Lanka cricket, he also loved our country," Ranatunga said, adding cricket world would be poorer without Greig,

updated: December 29, 2012 21:40 IST
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Colombo: Remembering Tony Greig, who passed away after losing his battle with lung cancer, Sri Lanka's World Cup winning skipper Arjuna Ranatunga said that former England captain and celebrated commentator stood by Sri Lanka when most others did not.

Referring to the controversy over Muttiah Muralitharan's no ball in Australia in 1995 and 1999, Ranatunga said, "He was very forthright in his support over Murali incident."

Ranatunga said Greig, who breathed his last at a hospital in Sydney after being brought in a critical condition, was a great admirer of the island nation.

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