Sangakkara embraces Muralitharan


Muttiah Muralitharan is embraced by Kumar Sangakkara during a press conference announcing Muralitharan's retirement from Test cricket in Colombo on July 8, 2010.  AFP PHOTO/Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI.

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A true legend! Simply a great player with always a smile on his face... that smile will certainly be missed!All the best murali .

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The man who narrowed the gap between tamils & sinhalese. We need your knowledge in the future for our young cricketers. Sir we will miss you badly. You are the best in the world.

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lol. I came across this paragraph in many SLC related pages/groups in facebook -

"Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver By embracing...
This is yet another similar case..
1st Kalu missed his place because of this idiot then he started to kick out 1 by 1 ,vaacy, jayasuriya after that Murali were victims respectively.. who will be the next..??? may be mahela???????
We never forget hw he set Aravinda's run out in 2003 WC Semies, Otherwise we would chase that easy target and win.
Also did same for sanath when he was 99 Vs ENG in 2002/03.
We never devalue Sangakkara's ability but protest the way he acts.. and dont wanna see this type of retiring of our cricket LEGENDS...
Weldone MURALI!"

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What a silly comments. This planet is full of idiots. Kalu was no where near Sanga when it comes batting, keeping. No permenent places to even MPs. Performers matters. Run out do happen in cricket. That's part and parcel of the game.

How the heck Muralis retirement is connected to Sanga.It's his decision.

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These is really silly. So wht about dropping Arjuna, Aravinda, Mahanama, Hashan when sanath become captain in 1999. It was a good move.Dilshan got his chances due to that. What about dropping Dravid and Ganguly. And also it's not only captain makes changes. There are 5 selectores. At the right time youngsters should be given chances.

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Murali u will surely be missed!

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That's sheer ignorance and stupidity embedded in that. Yes kalu missed his place because there was someone better than him as an overall wicket keeper batsman. If people look the replacement of kalu by sanga in that particular way then one can say that Roshan Mahanama, who was the primary opening batsman of our team especially from 89 to 95 lost his opening slot and got demoted to lower middle order when jayasuriya replaced him as an opener. So is he a victim of Sanath??? Its simply stupid and irrelevant here irrespective of the place it was published.

Jayasuriya had been miserable in terms of performance for our team in the last year and almost every person except for few people like you badly wanted him to be left out which is quite right and accusation on sangakkara for that is also totally unacceptable.

I agree on Aravindas and sanaths run outs those happen in games. Infact Jayasuriya also got directly involved in running sangakkara out in few ocassions (2005 cairns, 08 asia cup finals are few of them) but then again those happen in games.

How the hell Muralis decision to retire get connected to Sangakkara? What can he do for that? What I reckon is people who think like that are too prejudiced and narrow-minded. Disgrace to call themselves as Sri Lankans. Regarding Vaasy, During the time Vaasy retired his performances were not up to the mark and was merely struggling to get in to the team in the presence of lot of youngsters though he came back sharply after his retirement in tests.

(Last edited by batman87 on July 26, 2010 - 09:29)
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Exactly! I see nothing but sheer grudge based on jealousy!

(Last edited by batman87 on July 26, 2010 - 09:28)

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