I only wish my wife gives me such freedom! ;)...
Chickensena, I laughed so much I am having stomach cramps reading your comments calling me a Faux Srilankan!!! It's a case of "The wolf in sheep's clothing calling the lamb guilty". Or should I rephrase it as "Like a slug calling a worm slimey"!!!!!!
Now which Spuriousena is going to respond?
Riffraffsena, Now that I am back can't wait for your reply. Now don't be a Pusillanimousena. Name the site you want to debate me. Because nothing is so pleasurable than taking on slanderous bigots like you!! I am waiting!!! Bring it on!!!
Sirisena the Chameleon who wants make it as a popularity pageant by taking a swipe at someone’s integrity to boost his shriveling ego! A faceless flippant who could compile a who’s who of physios in Srilanka due to his RSI (Side effect from his constant stabbing) is putting on a show to all and sundry on this site demanding LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME!!!! A pretender who wants to be a Paladin!!
An individual who lives in the dark as he is too afraid of his own shadow? Carries a rear vision camera as a consequence of his paranoia!!(It’s quite understandable since he might get many unhappy returns (on his) BACK - for what he does to others).
Since I was away due to work commitments, I couldn’t respond to your flimflam. Do you seriously think that I will sidestep when someone is casting aspersions about me? I am sure you must have felt my absence to be comforting and had a good slumber for a few months. Now that I am back, it’s going to be Sirisena Sleepless in Srilanka!!! Or should I rephrase it as, Insomnia of an Imposter!!!
I find it so puerile of you to invite an audience trying to be the head honcho to your fellow brethrens with your comical showmanship and show bagging which lacks substance but filled with frivolous facade – Concealing the sinister reality of subterfuge in order to drive your parti pris!!
A person with many pseudonyms but the eponym of democracy since he told everyone on this site that SRILANKA IS THE ONLY COUNTRY WHICH HAS ONE VOTE FOR ONE PERSONS!!! We should make him the ambassador of the free world. May be we should make a plaque and name it Sirisena’s Soliloquy to Mankind!! But we really don’t know the real Koshersena and what he stands for? Jekyll and Hide!!! Oops!! Hyde. Since he hides behind many names we don’t even know how many Spuriousena’s are on this site. Well I know that BR (He must have run out of names to use since he had to use my initials) happens to be one of his other nom de guerre. A real life two legged Jackal who devours carcasses. An ultimate scavenger with which even a Hyena can’t compete!!!
Why is this person too afraid to register here? With his dubious rectitude has the audacity to question others? It makes me quite perplexed!!! What this person got to hide? Why hide behind all these names? Why can’t he be a real man by being a registered member like most of us, instead of hiding behind copious veneer?
Bourgeoisena brings his pathetic racial rhetoric to whip up his egalitarian national parochialism!! When there is credible information in media about intimidation and oppression he doesn’t want you to believe what you read or hear from media. (Even at this time of writing I hear there is intimidation on Tamil journalists in Northern Province by military) When it’s a commonly known fact and is accepted by many that there were disappearance and torture under the guise of eradicating terrorism, it can’t be true because Piyasena said so!! Does this tell you something about this person? Maybe there are skeletons inside the cupboard perhaps?? What does he do for living in the outside world? I wonder????
A disingenuous that lives inside a room fitted with murky mirrors since he is too afraid to see his own image!! Pardon the pun, a person who resorts to smoke and mirrors to be the populist, it should be considered as norms of his lifestyle!! - But had the nerve to tell me that I shouldn’t look in the rear mirror.
Suriyasena claims the moral high ground with his magniloquent comments but in the background exercitates to duplicitous ways as modus operandi to convey his hidden agenda!!! Where his twin writing under various Pseudonyms (BR for starters) and resorts to underhand tactics to echo his true personality!!!
A person born with a spine of a Serpent, slithering through this site masquerading as an aristocrat but nocturnal as Death Adder, deceptive as a Grass Snake and an ambush predator like a Mamba!!!
We all know the Pietistsena, the good egg, who writes eloquently who talks the talk. Does he walk the walk? Couldn’t take the heat when he declared mayday by calling in the administrator for rescue!!! Sirisena is really a Siriyawathi???
I find it very interesting that where conflict of opinion is quite normal on this site, he has taken exceptions to my comments where it was a reaction directed at the instigator. As I have read in many scribes from our own and from our neighbours engaging in slanging matches. If Munificentsena is, as he claims, an Altruist, “Johnny on the spot” who wants to defend the destitute but why was he disinclined & dispassionate when some of these attacks seemed to go on eternally? Why was he disengaged? Because he is a Pusillanimousena!! But why did he decide to take me on? Why he wants to carry the can for others when it’s between me and them? Why is he so eager to take me on fighting others battles? Why Sectariansena wants’ to throw the race card when the subject matter is all about Cricket with difference in opinion? It’s pure and simple. Because I opened up and have shown my hand. He knows who I am!! What I stand for!! Moreover my ethnicity!!! And of course he wants to be a Jayasena by showing his fellow comrades that he will fight the good fight unveiling his flagitious chauvinism!!
Weerawansena the contortionist likes to spin doctor when I react to smudges from antagonists portraying my replies as being personal attacks. It never occurs to Riffraffsena to check who instigated it and what was written by his confederates!!!!! Moreover did it matter (to him) what prompted me to react the way I did? Is it because he is blinded by insular ideology? He is happy go through my comments with his fossil decrepit microscope and wants to shoot me down with his gibberish expletives, accusing me of being a combatant! I never played the race card in any of my scribes. I find this an antithesis, nothing short of character assassination!! To me whether you are Tamil, Sinhalese, Muslim, Burgher or Bohra didn’t matter because at the end of the day we all are Srilankans.
It all started when I wisecracked to his asinine comments on a post, (obviously he took umbrage to my comments) being a wimp he started to attack me personally using one of his other pseudonym BR – but on a different post where the subject matter was about Tamil Cricketers were not selected because of racial bias. My comments were based on my unyielding conviction that wasn’t the case. It was BR (We know who!!) who got me going with his ridiculous remarks questioning whether I am a bona fide Tamil and vilified me with disparaging comments. When I made Fictitiousena know that I am aware of his insidious tactics, strange enough BR went missing???
If anyone goads me I am not going let that go unchecked. If you cross that line and want to take me on personally, I am not going to turn the other cheek. If you put yourself out there with your opinion, there will be people who may see it bit differently. It’s a fair game. If you dish it out you should be able to take it!!!
POLTROONSENA, YOUR CREDULOUS INTELLIGENCE AND FAILURE TO GRASP THAT THERE ARE OTHERS WHO DO THE SAME OR EVEN WORSE, BUT YOU CHOSE TO SLOUGH OFF THEM AND INSTEAD DECIDED TO HAVE A DIG AT ME, PROVING THAT YOU LIKE TO PUNCH HOLES ON CEMENT SHEETS BUT GUNSHY ON CONCRETE PILLARS. NOT SURE WHETHER YOU SPEND ALL YOUR PRECIOUS TIME RESEARCHING AND RUBBERNECKING INTO ALL MY COMMENTS ON THIS SITE???
As one of the most dignified Senator of Australian Democrats, the late Don Chip said “I like to keep the Bastards honest”. I pull no punches; if you write something imbecilic or throw mud at me I will come at you hard because I am not going let your comments go unchallenged!!
Through my life journey I have come across Blockheads and Goofballs pretending to be Erudite and serving backhanders at me. I am used to getting mud splatter on the back of my sark from people like you having pot shots at me, hiding behind bushes of course!! To me it is nothing new and it’s quite a normal occurrence in my life, but it only hit my wallet because I am spending too much money on pre wash detergents trying to clean the scum from scumbags like you!! It is just another statistic and galvanizes me to aim higher.
No matter how hard you try, or implement laws against racial vilification, or have truly forward thinking leaders who want to change the world we live in to one without hatred and resentment– While there are people like you with a divisive and shallow mindset there will be no peace and harmony in this world!!!
Having said, looks like you have vested interest in each of my personal comments on this site!! Since this is not the site for politics or race I won’t be stooping to your level by engaging in topics not related to cricket, I would rather have this brannigan elsewhere. I want you to name the site on which you want to debate me because nothing is more pleasurable than taking on xenophobes like you!!
Bring it on!! I can’t wait!!! At the end you will be Sorrysena!!
mugeth horakan sahenda ahuwenda thynawa wage......
Sobers 365 would have been on an uncovered pitch. That's one variable that can't be changed/matched these days.
Btw Have you seen the 254 he made in the 2nd innings for rest of the world against Australia including a young and fast Dennis Lillee. Here two video doco's of it. Only sharing cos it was fascinating & interesting to watch.
I think bumblebees, see through, Neil Weerasekara Silva should stop manipulating stats to show cause for Tharanga. He is rightly left out by previous selectors. As he proved in his last outing against Australia. He was in a hurry to get to non strikers end. Didn't bat like a senior batsman. I think you all should concentrate on young players who is on outer who could take us to the next world cup.
Somebody somewhere stuffed up Upul Tharanga, and that was well before the last two years.
The way he played when he first came into the national side was with a bit more freedom and intent in his batting.
Now as time goes, opposition work out your weaknesses and flaws and try to exploit that. But I think a large part of his issues were mental.
I'm not sure who, could be coach, captain, selectors or the batsman himself tried to play in a different manner. Unfortunately he seemed to be confused and stuck in with role he was to play, the dashing, positive stroke-making opener, or the anchor that accumulates runs and bast the whole innings.This is what Uppercut has sort of alluded to.
What we say is some painstaking innings where he would get horribly bogged down, and then play attempt a wild big shot and relieve pressure and get out. And eventually led to his dropping for the team.
Again I'm not sure who gave this advice and altered his approach, but that has been his biggest issue, which frustrates everyone and even media personnel like Andrew Fernando have said this.
And if you look in archives of IC that type of thing mentioned before also.
He is not the only young player that has been worse off after some poor advice either from himself or elsewhere. Dinesh Chandimal is another whose technique and approach went horribly wrong after some people tried to thinker too much with their approach/technique. Look at Chandimal in UK tour in 2011 and then last year.
The man-management of younger players has been quite poor in the past.
For me I have said before in this thread, that age 30 UT still has a lot more cricket left in him. He could easily play another 5-6 or more years, including at the top level.
I still think his record before is mediocre and could be a lot better for his talent and ability, but I certainly don't rule out possibility of improvement and rectifying these records. It is very much possible.
It is up to him to keep putting runs on the board and keep the selectors interested. It is up to the selectors if they deem he is the best option in the side to give a decent opportunity/run in the side (unless of course he is in as a replacement for an injury/suspension as opposed to someone else in poor form). But either way if given the opportunity it's up to him to grab it and not make sure he make sure he makes it his.
Every so often you will see a major tournament on the horizon like a world cup or a major Test series. Then the selectors have to subtly look at all options. They need backup players in all positions ready in case of injury or mishap which will alter Plan A. That needs to happen well in advance.
That is simple and logical selection minus politics and favouritism, which unfortunately the Sanath led panel didn't do for this WC!
@ uppercut: Why are you Skewing stats, while accusing others for a genuine mistake clear to any dummy?
As pointed out in Seethrough's above posting Upul had a clear success rate of 41 innings per 169 innings that he batted.
Why are you deliberately Twisting it as 177 ? The ratio is clearly based on successful innings achieved from the total number of batting innings that he played (but nothing else).
41 in - 3,354 runs -174*HS - 98.64 Av - SR – 13x100 - 28 x50
whether you admit or not doesn't matter to me. but the truth is upul had clearly achieved a distinct success rate of 1 in 4 innings that he played (apart from additional 21 innings, that he scored 30 to 49 runs as mentioned in ST's posting) and he had consistently helped SL with such valuable contributions & positive impact that only Sanga is above in Consistency. this fact was proved with stats in main blog article.
And also from that 41 innings, he had accumulated a massive 3,354 runs for SL @ AVERAGE of 98.64 and a Strike rate of 82.24.! and mind you, he didn't have the benefit of field restriction rules enjoyed by others during past 2 yrs.
when you consider all these facts, to me, only a fool would let down such a player (severely under privileged in harvesting recent FR benefits that helped others to boost their career stats) quoting his career SR of 34 & undermining him while extending a blind eye to every single achievement. what a world.?
LOOOOOOOL did u just provide a link with stats which shows UT's 50+ scores?????????????
Of course it's gonna give u a 50+ average!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what did u expect???? it's ALL matches where he scored a 50....
See THAT is called SKEWED STATS.... for someone's benefit :D))))))
What u PURPOSELY HIDE is the fact that he has ONLY being successful only on 41 occasions out of 177 chances he got.... HENCE the career average of 33....