Karunaratne, in his last appearance in the Test kit against Bangladesh, hit his maiden double ton, posting a career-best 244. However, he defended himself, there is no assurance that such knocks can be repeated.
“Last series, I got plenty of runs, but this time, it’s not guaranteed if I can make runs here. After months, I’m playing in an international game. Yes, I want to get some runs here, and have been working hard in the last few months. Hopefully, I can make a big one and a 300. We’ll see how it goes,” he told reporters yesterday, in the virtual pre-match media briefing ahead of the match.