Sri Lanka are not short of talent — Atapattu

‘Let’s put it very simply — the term transition doesn’t work with me. It’s lack of planning. I think there are too many things, too many cooks.’

Marvan Atapattu

Marvan Atapattu belongs to a generation when Sri Lanka dominated international cricket. Be it the ODIs or Tests, the island nation had enough talent in its ranks to battle the odds.

But over the years, things have changed.

With some of the senior players retiring, Sri Lanka has been largely inconsistent. While it has flattered to deceive at world events, Sri Lanka looks like a shadow of its past. And Atapattu believes that there has to be proper planning, right from the grassroots level.

In the city for the UnAcademy Road Safety World Series – where he will represent Sri Lankan Legends – the former Sri Lanka captain spoke to Sportstar on a range of issues.

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