Aravinda de Silva breaks his promise

PhotoWhen Aravinda de Silva was appointed Chairman of Selectors, he made an unusual promise; de Silva promised to talk to players and explain to them why they were dropped from the side when changes in the squad took place.

Just a few months later, Farveez Maharoof in an interview with wants to know why he was axed from the Sri Lankan cricket team for the on going tri series.

"I am really disappointed… I don’t know what happened, but I can say that it hurt me a lot. I want to know the reasons behind my exclusion," Maharoof told the website.

After picking up a rare hat-trick in the Asia Cup 2010, but failing to impress in the final of the same tournament, Maharoof claims he has no idea why he was excluded.

"Nobody called me to inform why I was not included in the team," Maharoof lamented when asked if the captain or the selectors contacted him.

Just like Sri Lankan politicians, it appears that Aravinda de Silva too has fallen back on his promises.

"I performed well in the last three ODI matches. I did well even in the practice matches against New Zealand. So, I really don’t know what the reason behind my exclusion from the side is. But I have confidence that I will be back in the team soon," Maharoof added.


Kamal 1975's picture

It's better if Aravinda didnt make these promises. I wonder if Jeevan Mendis was contacted too. He was dropped for no apparent reason after doing well for Sri Lanka A and for Sri Lanka in the Zim series.

Nithu's picture

Aravinda is a legend and great selector. Maybe Maharoof is telling lies.

Merlin's picture
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Aravinda will be making a lot of phone calls. Sri Lanka is always changing the team and dropping players.

Anon 's picture

If one watched the asian cup finals no need explanations Cry baby Maharoof. Mathews place is permenent now.
Thisara is far better than injury prone, pathetic inconsistent you.

coolbunny100's picture

When comapring Maharoof with Mathews, it is like sky and earth, he is no where close to Mathews. Mathews is a genuine allrounder. Maharoof - if you want to get in to the side you will have to be consistent and far better than you are now.

Cricfan's picture

Totally agreed with you Anon...Maharoof is the most inconsistent player I have ever seen. Actually we lost the Asia cup final because of him. When talking about that hat-trick..That was happened totally due to 'CHANCE' & that hat-trick cost us the 'ASIA CUP'.His fielding is so pathetic. Just look at the way he chase the ball..No commitment at all! Also No contribution from the bat too. THISSARA PERERA is a far better player & always give 100% to the team.So, very good decision to drop Maharoof. Well done Mr.Aravinda !!!

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