Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"We had a pretty even coverage of grass and the pitch was nice and flat. But the Sri Lankan team manager came up and said there was too much grass on the pitch. So I went over and mowed it. I didn’t take much off. It was next to nothing, really. But they saw us mowing so they were happy. In the end I reckon it worked against them. The West Indies batted first and made a pretty good score. Sri Lanka started well, but the pitch got slower and slower as the day went on and once it got slower, they were kaput. If I hadn’t mowed it, it might have made the difference."
Neil Weinert [Source]
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"The game has evolved over the years, and I don't think we have as a country. In other countries they have, and they adjust much quicker than our boys."
Mahela Jayawardene [Source]
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"If Sachin [Tendulkar] is [Don] Bradman, then what is Sangakkara? His batting average is 56 and he is the the fastest man to 11,000 runs. Why don’t you all write more about Sangakkara? Sangakkara’s record is unbelievable. He is a superstar."
Rodney Hogg [Source]
Submitted by Kasun Kumarasinghe



"The best form of sledging in the world is when you can’t understand it. Arjuna Ranatunga and Javed Miandad, when they sledged, you couldn’t understand them."
Rodney Hogg [Source]
Submitted by Kasun Kumarasinghe



"The old method of condemning a bowler without a right of reply helped make me public enemy number one in Australia but it also made me determined to prove myself, and I did, throughout my career -- eventually supported by science."
Muttiah Muralitharan [Source]
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"As for that crackdown, as someone who has lived and suffered under the old system of umpires calling bowlers on the field for throwing without that bowler having any means of redress, I am very much in favour of the way things are now being done. The new protocols mean that any bowler who is suspected of throwing now has the chance to prove himself scientifically, and that is fair."
Muttiah Muralitharan [Source]
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"During the Sri Lanka Test I had to move rooms ... All of a sudden the taps in the bathroom came on for no reason. I turned the lights on and the taps turned themselves off. Then when I turned the lights off again the taps came on. It was very weird. It really freaked me out. I ended up asking to move rooms. Bealey (Broad’s girlfriend) was pretty spooked, too, and I know Moeen Ali’s other half won’t stay there because she’s so frightened of the ghosts."
Stuart Broad [Source]
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"We’re delighted that Kumar has agreed to join us. He is the number one Test batsman in the world but it’s the special character that he has which is as important to us."
Alec Stewart, the Surrey CCC director of cricket [Source]
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"I was very surprised and disappointed to hear of a story being circulated regarding His Excellency the President offering me money to support his election campaign. I would like to categorically confirm that at no time whatsoever have I been asked by the President in any manner to be a part of his political campaign. The allegation being circulated on social media claiming that I have been offered a financial incentive to support his election campaign is also completely untrue. These are just false stories concocted with malicious intent that are trying to use and abuse my name and I would like to request everyone to ignore them."
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
Submitted by Gavin



"At that time Punjab was under governor rule and there were administrative problems and the police showed gross negligence in providing security to the Sri Lankans. There were major security lapses which led to the incident."
Shaharyar Khan [Source]
Submitted by Neil Weerasekara



"There is so much uncertainty in cricket. One day you can get a hundred, the next day you can be dismissed for a zero. It makes you become practical about things. Teaches you to accept both success and failure. I think I have learnt a lot about life from cricket."
Mahela Jayawardene [Source]
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"Still the option for Mahela to go up the order is open. We just don't want to take that chance at the moment. We hope to try and give Kusal the opportunity. We've got Sanga, Mahela, myself and Thirimanne, and we've got used to those roles. We don't want to change a lot in those areas."
Angelo Mathews [Source]
Submitted by Hilal