My dear Namal baby,
I thought I should write to you because everyone is concerned about something that is very near and dear to most of us and they are relying on you to ensure that it stays that way. No, I am not thinking of the ‘Royal family’ of which you are the Crown Prince, but the future of Sri Lanka cricket.
You don’t have to be a genius to realise that our cricket is at its lowest point in half a century, 25 years after Captain Cool led our country to its highest-ever sporting honour, winning the World Cup defeating Australia. You may not recall that event because you were not even 10 years old then!