Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"You don’t play World Cup matches in your country and end up with a colossal financial loss! This is ridiculous."
Neil Perera [Source]
Submitted by Hilal



"... with two politicians now on the selection panel and the with no moves having been taken to cut the sports minister out of the selection process, superficially, politics has become even more embedded in cricket administration."
Andrew Fernando [Source]
Submitted by Gavin



"I became a cricketer before I became a politician. I have represented the country at the highest level for two decades playing more than 100 Tests and 400 ODIs. I did not parachute here by chance thanks to some political influence. I have played the game and I have enough reason to believe that I am more than qualified to hold this post. It is obvious to everyone that this is not a political appointment. But if someone is keen to find some issue to discredit me or the government, then only they will see it that way"
Sanath Jayasuriya [Source]
Submitted by Sujan



"We are blessed to have such a talented crop of youngsters coming through the ranks and making their mark. They have proved that they are more than capable of filling the boots of their illustrious seniors who did the country proud with their skills. There is no shortage of talent. The issue is tapping them correctly"
Sanath Jayasuriya [Source]
Submitted by Sujan



"After this series, I'll sit down with my wife and family and discuss when I'm going to finish Test cricket - (the Test in Sydney) might be my last outside of Sri Lanka."
Tillakaratne Dilshan [Source]
Submitted by Jagath Perera



"One-dayers, definitely I am going to play until 2015. I'm not sure how long I'm going to play Test cricket. After this series I'm going to take the decision."
Tillakaratne Dilshan [Source]
Submitted by Dias



"I think Chandimal is going to be a very, very good prospect for Sri Lanka. I think he is a very solid batsman, also an exciting batsman, who's very attacking and very dominating. He's shown the character and ability to withstand tough conditions. Mentally, he will mature in the next year or so and we'll see the best of him."
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
Submitted by Gavin



"It's not a lie that Arjuna and I didn't see eye to eye at that time. It was tough at first. I'd given up something I was good at. But I realised my heart wasn't in it. There was too much politics."
Asanka Gurusinha [Source]
Submitted by RTMuttiah



"My message to the Aussies if we don't respect them and we don't play good cricket, well, the Sri Lankans are there and they can hurt you. I remember Sri Lanka came here in 2010 and beat Australia 2-1 in a one-day series. They do have that ability. They go into every game thinking they can win."
Stuart Law [Source]
Submitted by Gavin



"It's not about flexion. If you read the biomechanics reports, flexion is hard to tell, you can't see it accurately because everyone bowler flexes. Glenn McGrath used to flex more than 10 degrees, so people have got the wrong idea. There needs to be education about the doosra. People think because of more flexion you can bowl the doosra ... no you can't, it's an art. You have to train, you have to learn how to send the ball the other way around."
Muttiah Muralitharan [Source]
Submitted by Gavin



"Wickets like this make fast bowlers really enthusiastic to play, and it elevates guys who don't have that much pace. If it stays the same, I think our fast bowlers will have a really good chance against the Aussie batsmen."
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
Submitted by Kasun Kumarasinghe



"Chandimal is taking English lessons, and he put his learning to use while appearing at a recent charity tournament, when he called out to his friend, a tournament organiser, yelling, 'Hey you, f*****', over a throng of fawning fans."
Andrew Fernando [Source]
Submitted by RTMuttiah