Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"If there's an appealing XI, Sangakkara would be captain of that as well."
Bob Willis [Source]
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"Watching some of the bowlers' actions today, I think I might have created a monster."
Arjuna Ranatunga [Source]
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"We have a cricket culture of our own. Don’t try to imitate what the cricketers in England or Australia are trying to do. Simply because an Englishman, Australian or a South African gets a tattoo done on his body, we don’t have to get a tattoo done. This is where I see our younger generation going wrong."
Arjuna Ranatunga [Source]
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"Truth be known, I love to hate the Australians more than anyone else. And therefore the man who got under their skin the most is my hero. Appearances can be deceiving, and when it comes to Arjuna Ranatunga, the rotund Sri Lankan mastermind, there was nothing soft in his underbelly. He is as tough a cricketer as I have ever come across."
Martin Crowe [Source]
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"Obviously you only get an opportunity to play in the IPL based on what you have done for your country. If you do well for your country, then all eyes will be on you. Whatever opportunities I have got is because of what I have done for Sri Lanka. For the younger players as well, if you do well for your country, there will be other things that open up for you. The focus for any player will have to be delivering for his country at the international level. When you do that, the rest follows. "
Angelo Mathews [Source]
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"The World Cup is a batting-oriented tournament and most bowling attacks went for over 300 runs in an inning more than once. Yet, the Pakistani bowling coach or the West Indian bowling coach was not sacked."
Chaminda Vaas [Source]
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"Spin bowling is all about taking wickets and spinning the ball. The primary thing for a spinner when he has a ball in his hand is to spin the ball. There is so much talk about variations these days, but variations are secondary. First and foremost you need to get the ball to turn, then have control over it and then develop variations to keep the batsmen guessing. These are the three main aspects of spin bowling. The new breed of spinners need to practice hard and look to get these three things right to become a successful spinner. Spinning the ball is most important, if you don’t spin the ball, you can’t be called a spinner."
Muttiah Muralitharan [Source]
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"I don’t specifically focus on taking wickets. But if we try to restrict the boundaries then the batsmen want to hit every single ball and they are forced into making a mistake. That is the basic plan all teams have for their bowlers. We want to bowl good balls. "
Lasith Malinga [Source]
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