Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"Sri Lanka were deserving Champions of the ICC World Twenty20 Cup. To restrict a strong batting line up like India's to just 130 runs was a tremendous achievement. Malinga and company were terrific especially in the last four overs. Winning with so many deliveries to spare also tells how dominant the Lankans were with the bat too. Sri Lanka have a terrific record in ICC events reaching the finals regularly. Though there have been disappointments in some of them, to finally emerge to win the T20 Cup gave Sri Lanka a new sense of belief. Sri Lanka are popular winners too for they play the game hard but with a smile on their faces. Well done Lanka."
Sunil Gavaskar [Source]
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"Not just this tournament, but on most occasions the ICC makes it easier for India. They play their practice matches and tournament matches up until the last game at one venue whereas other teams do not enjoy such luxuries."
Arjuna Ranatunga [Source]
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"Any win in a global event is special, but when it comes against India, who want to control the sport, it’s priceless. This win is extremely special as it came against many odds and it will open many eyes."
Arjuna Ranatunga [Source]
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"After all SLC gets all that income because of the cricket they play."
Sanath Jayasuriya [Source]
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"The players in the top category of contracts will earn more than Rs. 55 million within the next year on contract fee and match fee alone. If that is not enough, I believe they should pursue something else than playing cricket."
Nishantha Ranatunga [Source]
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"When the Ex-Co members forced the President to come out with what took place at the ICC meeting, SLC President chose to remain silent on a matter of utmost importance. There were no Emergency Meetings called up to discuss this serious issue until the 23rd of January 2014. The Ex-Co members learned only through the media that there were proposals to bring in drastic changes to the governance of the ICC and the distribution of funds which would have far reaching consequences to countries like Sri Lanka who had laboured hard to achieve Full Member status."
Shammi Silva [Source]
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"In cricket it is foolish to even think of fighting India. You may not like it, but that's the reality."
Sanath Jayasuriya [Source]
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"I can't say enough about the group of players that I've worked with. I'll have the fondest memories. It's a very sad time for me to be leaving them. It's been very, very special for me. I've coached a lot of teams but this group of players stand out as being absolutely fantastic. It's pretty tough as far as that's concerned. I will sit at home for many years to come thinking about the great players and great people who I've worked with in Sri Lanka."
Graham Ford [Source]
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"[Mahela Jayawardene] batted well and concentrated hard despite his injury. It was a chanceless knock and we tried everything to get him. He is such a great batsman that, when he is in full flow, it is difficult to stop him."
Mohammad Akram (Pakistan bowling coach) [Source]
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"With the stitches I had some injections initially yesterday, but I was given some ointment, which is a bit of a painkiller itself plus lots of panadol, which I took roughly at every four hour intervals."
Mahela Jayawardena [Source]
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"To win against Sri Lanka, the team I coached for six years, my country of birth, would be great and I am keen on doing well against them. Some of them (players) are very good friends but when I enter the field we are enemies, so I am keen to finish the stint with a win."
Dav Whatmore [Source]
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"This was the first Test I played in 12 months. The last one was against Australia. This year, there are only five or six Tests remaining. I’ve said before that I don’t have a plan for the long term. I have short-term goals about how I should play and how I can contribute to the team. When you get to this stage in your cricketing career, it’s not easy to have long-term targets."
Mahela Jayawardena [Source]
Submitted by Hilal