How a return to first-class cricket woke up sleeping giant Thisara Perera

Thisara Perera

Panda’s efforts were no flash in the pan. Since Chandika Hathurusingha took over, he has been working methodically to bring the best out of his all-rounder. One of the first things that Hathurusingha did was to force Perera to play first-class cricket again. With various T20 franchises mushrooming around the world, Perera had lost interest in Days cricket. The reason why the head coach pushed him to play first-class cricket was to work on his defence, an area in which he had shown vulnerability. There was also quite a bit of work done on his off-side play as he had been predominantly a leg-side player.

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  1. Giving credit to coaches when a talented player does well is becoming a trend. Is Chandika Hathurusinghe taking credit for Thisara’s success or the idiot who wrote this is putting out this theory to make a failing coach look good?

    Thisara has played 33 FC games and most of those were played before the coaching failure Hathurusinghe came to Sri Lanka.

    Shall we next credit Arjuna and Thilanga also for Thisara’s century?