Sangakkara interviews Malinga at SLPL match

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Theekshana Somaratna's picture
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feel bad for Malinga sometimes when he is interviewed in english.

UppercuT's picture
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got to say this is a job, which has sanga's name written all over it. hope he takes it up, after he retires

Anonymous's picture

are they playing in hambantota?

Anonymous's picture

agree with uppercut, he is easily the best commentator in the SLPL . I've only heard him for less than 10 minutes but its very clear and he gives a good insight to what is happening on the field unlike some who just describe where the ball pitched, which way it swing and what shot the batsman played. its very interesting to listen to him

Anonymous's picture

some people thinks if the player can speak english well he is da man,he is da best player ,they belive he is da talented match winner like sanga.nt cricket

plenty of talents good players match winners coming from villages they dsnt need to english to play cricket,english is nt a qualification talents is da only thing,that peoples dsnt know how to handle da bat,that means game f cricket they are real foolish selfish peoples

Anonymous's picture

I dont see why anyone needs to feel sorry for Malinga. It's only idiotic Sri Lankans who laugh at the local accent or copy aussie accent or any other. English is a mode of communication and as long as they get the point across its sufficent. Of course its great to have excellent skills like Sanga but thanks to Sri Lanka's short sighted education policy we have a weak English education.

Theekshana Somaratna's picture
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both Anons above, if replying to my comment, misplaces my views and i need to clarify that.

first english competency does not correlate to cricket skills. its should not and it does not. and god forbid that we should mimick an accent. i cringe when i see our guys do that. we won the world cup coz we got all the outstation talent to the team and i am a firm blv that we should give them opportunities and chances.

why i felt sorry for malinga was that when he was interviewed, he looked down and away from the camera which are signs of discomfort and he struggled to get his point across. hence i would have liked Sanga to interview him in sinhala and translate or SLC to give them some help in developing english skills. its not diff to pick up basic english. on the other hand if the interview had been done in sinhala i am sure Malinga would have had more insightful things to communicate. hope my point is more clear now

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