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‘I kept it simple,’ says LPL top run maker Gunathilaka

Danushka Gunathilaka's 94* seals Galle Gladiators' semi-final spot

Leading run maker at the Lanka Premier League (LPL) Dhanushka Gunathilaka contends there is nothing special about his batting and that he was just sticking to the basics while being at the crease.Gunathilaka is the top scorer at the LPL with 462 runs with a strike rate of 144.82 and an average of 77.00 while playing for the Galle Gladiators who booked a well deserved slot at the semi finals.“I just try to do the basic stuff and that brings me success,” said Gunathilaka.“It does not matter to me whether it is T20, ODI or Test cricket and I just play to my potential and I am very happy that it…

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  1. His batting may be simple but that unfortunately is the end of anything simple about this talented cricketer who really should be a permanent fixture in the team taking over from Dilshan a few years ago. If there is even an example of talent alone will not get you there Gunathileke is it. He can bat and bowl and is a brilliant fielder (much like Dilshan) but yet he has a string of fitness, discipline and consistency issues which is why he in and out and when in, finds away to get out. Still has a chance to settle down and become a world beater but needs to keep the basics simple!

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