Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"A year ago Malinga was being crucified by all for an agenda against seniors but do U now see what he saw? "D young brigade" "
Russel Arnold [Source]
Submitted by Luckwin

"It's just pure talent, with the young batsmen I suppose Dhananjaya has played a bit of first-class cricket, but Kusal Mendis hasn't. We've got to take that chance with some people sometimes, and it's paid off. You can see the way they batted in extreme conditions - it was turning square. They had Nathan Lyon, Jon Holland, and Steve O'Keefe in the first game. Mitchell Starc has been outstanding in the last three or four weeks as well. The calmness and composure of Dhananjaya at No. 7 was great. He handled that pressure well. Kusal Perera also played some brisk knocks, so the future is bright"
Angelo Mathews [Source]
Submitted by AHM

"'Actions speak louder than words'"
Brian Murgatroyd [Source]
Submitted by SayuruB

"One of the first press conferences that I had when I took over again was that you just can’t put a time frame on it, as to how long it will take. It’s impossible to judge. But the way some of the young guys are starting to put in high-quality performances, I wasn’t expecting that to happen as quickly as it has, against such high quality opposition"
Graham Ford [Source]
Submitted by AHM

"It was a tough time to bat on. I learnt lot of things from my last four innings. I was under pressure before this innings. I didn’t play that well the reverse (swinging) ball. Because of that, I changed (my batting) a bit, Since we’ve lost five wickets, I couldn’t go for my shots as I usually do. My thinking was to face more balls and get the Aussie bowlers to toil in this heat. Later on I thought of going for few shots when they got tired. It was also a crucial time. We all know the heat here. If we could keep Australia out in the heat here, we can get the advantage when they’re batting"
Dinesh Chandimal [Source]
Submitted by AHM

"I can't say enough about the bloke, I was joking in the dressing room saying he's my all-time sporting hero, he's just gone ahead of [Roger] Federer. He's injured, he's bowling on one leg, he just shows so much guts and fight. For an older guy to show that, it just ignites the fight within the younger group, the example that he sets. "It really makes the coach and the leadership group, it makes their job much easier when you've got a chap like that who goes out there and shows such courage batting, takes on the quicks, and after his nasty incident batting, comes on to bowl and makes a couple of brilliant diving stops of his own bowling. If you've got an old man throwing himself like that then the youngsters don't have any excuse. So to have him in the side is brilliant, and not just for his wonderful skills of bowling - he's once again proved what a brilliant and clever bowler he is"
Graham Ford [Source]
Submitted by AHM

"First, the Galle wicket was handed over to the ICC match referee Chris Broad prior to the game. From that point onwards, the wicket was shorn-off under the supervision of ICC match officials. At the same time at no point did the ball behave in an odd way during the entire game? So how could they come up with allegations which they cannot substantiate? If the match referee saw some different patches on the wicket, he should have taken the matter up on the first-day of the Test and not on the last day of the Test, when Sri Lanka was about to win the match handsomely."
Geoffrey Dabarera (SLC Chief Curator) [Source]
Submitted by James Jesudasan

"In Australia we don't get wickets that do what these wickets do so it's very foreign. You almost have to reinvent your game."
Steve Smith [Source]
Submitted by AHM