Victory and defeat are a part and parcel of sporting events. So, there was no grave reason to cry about the result of the last test series in India. What produces tears however, was the abject manner in which the Sri Lanka team folded up within a space of three days. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne captured the ethos when he stuttered and muttered at the post-match interview, finally murmuring that our batters did not know when to attack or defend, rotate the strike and navigate the course of an innings. The bowlers came good up to a point and then lost their way.