Sri Lanka's best Test wins

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Peter Casie Chetty's picture

No-one ever mentions the fact that Sri Lanka holds the highest score in Test cricket even when they talk of Mahela Jayawardena. It was his debut and he scored 60 runs. Sadly Mahela as a youngster was never allowed to bat in his favourite position. If he was then he'd be with Tendulakar among the best batsmen in the world. While Tendulkar was allowed to chose the spot he wanted to bat at.... Mahela was at the mercy of the "seniors" of the team.

Radcliffe's picture
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@ Peter

Hold on, Lets say he was allowed to bat anywhere he wanted in that test match and mind you it was one of the flattest test wickets in the history of the game.An absolute road and such wickets only lets the quality of the game propagate in the wrong direction. Lets say he scored a double ton, or maybe a triple on that wicket and how would that have helped him out to sort out the difficulties he currently faces like seaming and swinging away deliveries & unexpected bounce related technical issues??? The truth is Mahela never improved his game he is still pretty much the same player who entered the international stage more than 14 years ago.If you don't go through continuous improvement stages with respect to the technique and approach you can hardly be successful. Best example is Thilan, who was labelled pretty much same as mahela was, "SSC Bully or a Flat Track Bully" but he worked hard to remove technical & approach associated barriers to become one of the finest test players of our history having the ability to bat in any condition.

Tendulkar was not given the place to bat on his choice, he had to earn it by scoring centuries around the world at a very young age unlike mahela's heroics on flat SSC wicket..........

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