Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"When I arrived in South Africa, the Sri Lanka dressing room atmosphere was fantastic."
Thilan Samaraweera [Source]
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"Very happy with the way we played. A great moment for Sri Lankan cricket. So happy, this is unbelievable to win in South Africa! There was something in it for the spinners, so I knew I would get a lot of overs. The fielding was great, Sanga and Thilan made great centuries, and that's what made this possible."
Rangana Herath [Source]
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"Great comeback for us. Really happy to have my first win as captain in South Africa. I think our intensity was high from the moment we won the toss and chose to bat. If we put runs in the board, we knew we could put pressure on them, and that happened. Thilan batted really well with Chandimal, on debut. Sanga too made a fantastic effort, and everyone of us chipped in - Welegedara, Herath... this was a real team effort. Our fans know we can beat any team if we play our Sri Lankan brand of cricket. We just need to take this to Newlands"
Tillakaratne Dilshan [Source]
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"If we look at our defeats since the World Cup we see that the team which played in the World Cup has not changed except for two or three players. So it is the same team which is losing right now. Players have internal politics among them. They must know to co-operate with the available captain in order to take the country forward."
Sanath Jayasuriya [Source]
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"We were just unlucky to get rolled over by one of the greatest death bowlers in the world [Lasith Malinga]."
Murali Kartik [Source]
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"We had our opportunities to put the Aussies under pressure early on the final day, but Clarke and Hussey again batted well. Really disappointing to lose the series, but we only have ourselves to blame. We played poorly and we need to do much better against Pakistan. Congrats though to Angelo on a fantastic series. He showed a great deal of courage, responsibility and skill. He shouldered the difficult responsibility of executing team plans while also batting with the tail extremely well. Rangana also bowled really well showing lots of skill and stamina. Congrats to him on his 100th Test wicket."
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
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"At that time, I never thought I would survive. That is the worst scenario for a sportsman. I recovered after three or four months but my elder daughter and my wife took longer to recover, at least one year, because of that shock. After that incident, people were saying I was shot dead. That was a shock to them - they didn't cope well."
Thilan Samaraweera [Source]
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"Skipper T.M. Dilshan has got the ‘green light’ from Sri Lanka cricket to carry on as the national cricket captain till December 31, 2011. Dilshan was appointed as the captain for the tour of England last February, replacing Kumar Sangakkara who tendered his resignation after the cricket World Cup loss to India. Dilshan made his Test debut in November 1999. "
Dilshan skipper till end of year [Source]
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"It's not that it puts us off the guard, but we've got to stimulate to what they have. We have got two left-armers going at training. But not the same caliber as the bowlers who they would have."
Rumesh Ratnayake [Source]
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"There's no longer any margin for error to keep the series alive and we need to collectively stand up to the challenge that awaits us tomorrow."
Angelo Mathews [Source]
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"Sangakkara touched on a very sensitive issue, but it's something everyone was talking about back home, not just us here. I think it was a great speech."
Mahela Jawayawardene [Source]
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"There will always be questions over [Muralitharan's] action but he's been cleared. There have been tests [done] and it's legal. End of story."
Nasser Hussain [Source]
Submitted by Gavin