Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"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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"In any international sport, there are only a few who attained greatness in every aspect, whether for your performance on the field or your conduct off it. Kumar was one such player. The void left by him will take some time to fill. I believe Sri Lankan cricket as a whole was blessed to have him. I consider myself lucky to have played alongside a champion performer like Kumar"
Mahela Jayawardene [Source]
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"Kumar’s greatness was his ability to score runs against any attack in all types of conditions. He really pushed his boundaries and have set some imposing targets for the next generation of cricketers"
Mahela Jayawardene [Source]
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"Let me put it straight. Kumar Sangakkara is the best batsman that Sri Lanka has ever produced. Aravinda De Silva will always be a sentimental favourite for most of the Sri Lankans including me but numbers alone make Kumar a phenomenal achiever. More than 60 international centuries (38 in Tests and 25 ODIs). Look at those staggering numbers"
Mahela Jayawardene [Source]
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"He deserves the best of farewells, if you ask any left-hander in the world who he idolises, Sangakkara has to be one of the top three people, most of the left-handers, batsmen in general look up to. His record, in cricket, and Test cricket, have been magnificent. He has been such a match-winner for Sri Lanka."
Virat Kohli [Source]
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"I can't see what value I will be to the team if I carry on for 12 months. My taking up a place for another few months is just delaying the future for someone else "
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
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"Personally, I'm disappointed about my own form, but I happily take criticism as captain. I believe that even if I was criticised by one or two people, I was personally able to unearth two or three future national players. That's what a captain should do."
Lasith Malinga [Source]
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"Binura is a good player. He bowled well in the last match, but he doesn't have enough experience yet. Nuwan is a player I've played with for 10 years. He's got a lot of World Cup and T20 experience. He's someone we can bring into the side at any time. We don't know what the next pitch will be like. There might be a chance for Nuwan to play."
Lasith Malinga [Source]
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