Chandika Hathurusinghe was there in “ Right place at the Right time” Some of them have credited for Bangladesh’s recent years success to Chandika but he was coaching a team where they were playing together for few years as a team, most of the senior Bangladeshi players were playing for 7-8 years as a team and vastly experienced . Chandrika's so-called “ success “ ( I called it he was there in right place at the right time ) landed a lucrative contract with Sri Lanka Cricket and it's well documented that he was the highest paid National Coach ever in Sri Lanka’s cricket history (300,000 USD per annum)
Is there anything special about him compare to Graham Ford or Trevor Bayliss? I am highly doubtful , Almost a year has passed but still Sri Lanka not able to beat Bangladesh , we fans expect as he was being the former National Coach of Bangladesh at least able to have a good plan and execute well , as everyone expected bit of Magic from him I so doubtful that we may even early exit from the current Asia Cup, Chandika’s compensation and benefits from the SLC is little more than 4 million Sri Lankan Rupees per month. I am not sure if he is doing the justice at least for the compensation and benefits that he is in.
Time is running and we have just less than 12 months to the next world cup , the way Sri Lanka playing at the moment I am not sure they will go beyond first round, That may be the end of Chandika’s Magic as well , will he be able to find a another national team to coach ? Perhaps an Associate team I don’t see him coaching a national team after 2019 world cup, to conclude is there anything special about Chandika Hathurusinghe? He was there in right place at the right time, nothing less and nothing more.