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‘Waited 10 years for this opportunity to play for Sri Lanka’ – Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Bhanuka Rajapaksa speaks to reporters in Lahore after Sri Lanka’s series-clinching victory in the second T20I against Pakistan.

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  1. This video very clearly proves one thing. Our cricket has been ruined by none other than SLC’s stupid selectors led by Asantha de Mel. According to Bhanuk’s super ODI & T 20 form & performances in World Tournaments, many years back he should have been representing SL 4/5 yrs back. But why this was not done ? Stupidity of our incompetent selectors and giving preference to players on non cricket matters like religion. What a shameful situation and Asantha should take the responsibility for all these selection bluders in the past which were the main reasons for the down fall of our cricket.

    Dasun Shanaka’s case was the other example. He is also now 27 years and should have been in the team 4 years back as a world class middle order power hitting all rounder. If you look at the Cricinfo Statistaical Records he is the World’s Best middle order Power Hitting specialist batsman. Only two teams in the world has a specialist batsman batting between no 3 and 6 positions and achieve av SR over 150% in T20 and over 130% in ODI matches which is being achieved by Dasun now.

    If our WC team had these 3 players (Bhanuka, Dasun & Vanindu) playing definitely we would have been playing in the knock out stages.

    See what Asantha offered for the WC instead of these 3 players. Thirimanna (no3), Thisara (PH at no 7) and Jeewan Mendis / Vandersay all non performing out of form players.

    At least I wish all our Cricket Fans realize this injustice taking place to our deserved players and giving preferences in the selection on “Non Cricket” reasons which have to be stopped immediately.

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