Sri Lankan team is no more the paradise that it was years back. The current display in a test against India has revealed it more. They have been struggling in all the tests though the third test could light some positivity in the team and fans but alas for a short while.
In the first innings of the final Test when they were bundled out for 135 in less than three hours, lasting just 37.4 overs. That was hurting to watch indeed at least for Hashan Tillakaratne who once batted for nine hours against West Indies.
“It’s a disappointing day, we batted so poorly today There are so many things that you can say when the team is not doing too well… this is the time we must back these guys and give them confidence,” said Tillakaratne.
When asked about Sri Lankan batting display and shot selections he added: “When you play Test cricket these shots are highly uncalled for, they looked very immature.”
Indian spinners Ashwin and Kuldeep were very beneficial and heavy on Lankans. Speaking on that he said:
“We did practice these shots especially to counter R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja but that shot was highly uncalled for, it was not on. They are playing against the No 1 side in the world, I am not seeking any excuses, these boys are well experienced but they do a lot of mistakes while batting, they are a little down in confidence and I am sure they will put up a good fight tomorrow.”