Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"First, the Galle wicket was handed over to the ICC match referee Chris Broad prior to the game. From that point onwards, the wicket was shorn-off under the supervision of ICC match officials. At the same time at no point did the ball behave in an odd way during the entire game? So how could they come up with allegations which they cannot substantiate? If the match referee saw some different patches on the wicket, he should have taken the matter up on the first-day of the Test and not on the last day of the Test, when Sri Lanka was about to win the match handsomely."
Geoffrey Dabarera (SLC Chief Curator) [Source]
Submitted by James Jesudasan

"In Australia we don't get wickets that do what these wickets do so it's very foreign. You almost have to reinvent your game."
Steve Smith [Source]
Submitted by AHM

"In my opinion, they haven't played to their potential against the Sri Lankan spinners because they're not as bad as what they've shown there (in the first two Tests) It just looks like they've just panicked a little bit and all of a sudden abandoned all their game plans on how to face the Sri Lankan spinners in the face when a bit of pressure has been put on."
Jason Gillespie [Source]
Submitted by AHM

"As a chinaman bowler, Sandakan has impressed everyone with his control. When you have such control, you can be devastating. He can also bowl the googly. Then more than anything, he gets turn. That's the complete package you expect from a spin bowler."
Rangana Herath [Source]
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"When we used to train we got fast bowlers to bowl at least one and half hours on each day twice a week. If there were any bowler who could not last that distance he would be identified very early. I can't remember fast bowlers like Vaas and Pramodya getting injured like the current crop of fast bowlers do. Nowadays foreigners get fast bowlers to bowl 18–24 balls a day during training. That would not be the case under a local coach in the calibre of Vaas and we would not have had so many casualties."
Arjuna Ranatunga [Source]
Submitted by Jagath Perera

"Murali is a great son of Sri Lanka and he doesn't have to defend himself. He love his country. He is free to consult or coach anyone."
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
Submitted by Ryan

"Was very disappointed to hear about SLC comments on Murali. I was in the same boat few months ago."
Mahela Jayawardena [Source]
Submitted by Ryan

"Sri Lankan people have done a lot for me, and I think I have done a lot for them as well. Along with a friend I've opened the Foundation of Goodness, where every year we help 50,000 families. We built 1000 houses after the tsunami. Cricket-wise, through the foundation, we made about 30-40 wickets in the Northern and Eastern provinces. We hold an annual reconciliation tournament. We do more than what Sri Lanka Cricket does, with our own funds."
Muttiah Muralitharan [Source]
Submitted by Ryan