Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"I made the decision to step away from top-class cricket only when I knew the time was right for me to leave and hand over the responsibility to younger members. At the moment I am enjoying the cricket that I am playing and I think I am headed in the right direction. The idea was always to step back after a fulfilling career and right now I feel I am having fun still playing in tournaments like the MCL. That was the plan all along and I doubt I will reconsider a comeback."
Mahela Jayawardena [Source]
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"First they said there were no cash, then no parking space. For five days of international cricket they are depriving 360 days of fantastic training opportunities for cricketers. There is no logic it is basically to hit at the interim committee. Ultimately it is the cricketers who suffer from such petty mindedness."
Sidath Wettimuny [Source]
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"I think one problem in Australia is coaches want to change someone's natural style. I'm more of the Sri Lankan mindset because players like Ajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga and Muttiah Muralitharan would never have made it if a coach said they cannot bowl like they do. So, I like to work on the kid's natural style and while I might tweak it I won't change them because kids need their individual style."
Steve Waugh [Source]
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"It was really Lahiru Thirimanne and Dinesh Chandimal who were groomed to fill their shoes at no. 3 and no. 4. Of course, you can see there's still a long way to go before they can fill those shoes."
Jerome Jayaratne [Source]
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"I think Sri Lanka's fast-bowling stocks are pretty underrated to be honest"
Brendon McCullum [Source]
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"They are a pretty young team, but I think they've got some really talented players within their ranks. Sri Lanka seem to have the knack of being able to unveil some really exciting prospects"
Brendon McCullum [Source]
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"I have a very strong belief if we give Michael about four to six months he can turn things around. He has got the players to sign documents like signing a contract that they need to reach desired targets in particular time duration otherwise they are going to be in trouble. "
Jerome Jayaratne [Source]
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"In Sri Lanka, we take pride in winning away from home and scoring runs away from home in conditions that are tough. So I've enjoyed every hundred I've scored, but the ones away from home are special."
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
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"Whenever I play the cover drive, with the back knee bent and head back, I just say to myself: 'How can that be stylish?' But I'm glad with the amount of runs I've scored and how effective I've been"
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
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"I want to congratulate Sangakkara on a glorious career. I wish him all the success in whatever he chooses to do next. Above all, I wish good health to both him and his family. An international career which lasts that long is basically a combination of will power, desire, vision, dream, aspiration, self-belief and discipline"
Sachin Tendulkar [Source]
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"He's been a fantastic, world-class cricketer. It's been great to watch him grow as a cricketer. Towards the beginning of his career, he wasn't a big hitter of the ball. However, I feel that he really picked it up in the second half of his career, where he would change gears and attack at will, unleashing those big shots. It was part of his growth as a cricketer, and that comes with experience. Sangakkara exploited this experience beautifully. His consistency in this period was amazing. It was the sign of a world-class cricketer."
Sachin Tendulkar [Source]
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"In the last eight years of my career, Kumar Sangakkara has helped me personally. He is always willing to help the young guys and whenever you play a bad shot he comes up to us and says that we can play it in a better way. He gives confidence to the youngest and not only for the batsmen - for the bowlers as well. We learnt a lot from him and we are thankful for who he has been for the team on and off the field. He is your go-to man. You can always go to him and get an honest opinion."
Angelo Mathews [Source]
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