Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"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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"We know there are two players who have played for us since 2010, who are not in this squad. We know their talents. We don’t need to look at them again. What we need is for players who have done well in domestic tournaments to come into the Sri Lanka side."
Lasith Malinga [Source]
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"There are certain players who don't allow coaches to do their job. They manipulate things and take up matters with higher authorities. If you insist on things like fitness and hard work you will end up losing your job."
Chaminda Vaas [Source]
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"I've gone on my knees and begged him not to retire."
Angelo Mathews [Source]
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"I think I will make a bad coach."
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
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"We should take results in correct spirit and enjoy the game. Very poor from some spectators. Hope it doesn't reflect on all SL fans."
Mahela Jayawardene [Source]
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