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If Herath was English he would be knighted- Sanga

17 August 2016 02:54 pm - 23     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Commenting on Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath’s 13 wickets at the third test match which secured the victory against Australia, former cricketer Kumar Sangakkara today said that “if Herath was English he would be knighted”.

In a tweet, Sangakkara said he was glad Herath was a Sri Lankan. “He deserves the highest credit and recognition, great man” he tweeted.

Sri Lanka for the first time in its cricket history beat Australia by 163 runs in the third and final test match played at the Sinhalese Sports Club grounds.

Herath took a total of 28 wickets throughout the test series.

  Comments - 23

  • Lawry Thursday, 18 August 2016 09:41 AM

    Sangakkara should be nighted.

    INDIKA Thursday, 18 August 2016 09:42 AM

    GUYS,WHAT SANGA SAID IS WHAT BRITISH WOULD HAVE DONE. FOR SRI LANKANS, HE DESERVES THE HIGHEST CREDIT AND RECOGNITION WHICH SRI LANKA CRICKET HAS TO CHECK AND ARRANGE.

    ananda Wednesday, 17 August 2016 03:21 PM

    Congratulations guys & special mention of Rangana Heraths performance as world class and merit recognition by the powers as a boost for the rest of the team mated. via DM Android App

    Shelly. Wednesday, 17 August 2016 03:22 PM

    Sri Lanka too has listed similar titles. But Rangana should show consistency at least during next two years to achieve the titles. Sanga has got activated prematurely. via DM Android App

    kaboos Thursday, 18 August 2016 09:47 AM

    international conspiracy beware

    Marikkar Wednesday, 17 August 2016 03:29 PM

    I fully concur with Sanga. We can call him Sir Rangana Herath....

    Cobra Thursday, 18 August 2016 07:40 PM

    Come on guys, please don't pick on Sanga for in his day and in his way he's brought laurels for Sri Lanka and I am sure he said it in good faith when he said it.

    Asanka Thursday, 18 August 2016 10:06 AM

    Rangana Herath is a outstanding bowler, and deserve a admiration for the last match, which encourage other players do the same in the future.

    ahsif Wednesday, 17 August 2016 03:47 PM

    No harm giving him a national medal and the title "Sir". It aint only the English that has the right to do it, we too can.

    Dils Wednesday, 17 August 2016 03:57 PM

    Hearth is a legend as good as Mulari .. Just imagine if Murali did not play what Hearths records would be. Just no disrespect to Murali who has done justice to Sri Lanka.Thanks you Murali and now Herath

    kindperson Wednesday, 17 August 2016 04:07 PM

    As a starting point better start from origin where highest national award for sports given to hearath. Then knight and other awards will fall in to place.

    Sameen Jan Thursday, 18 August 2016 11:29 AM

    Is Sanga trawling for himself?.Is this Sanga's notion of Everest?

    R.Dias Thursday, 18 August 2016 11:34 AM

    We have so many Knights in our countryas a result the public have sleepless nights..

    Randy Thursday, 18 August 2016 11:35 AM

    Hey Sunil Vijaya. If it is all English propaganda and crap, how come you are replying in English and not some other language? Buffoon.

    Sammy Thursday, 18 August 2016 11:57 AM

    What about yourself and Murali, Sanga.

    roy Thursday, 18 August 2016 12:40 PM

    Your are right

    Cobra Wednesday, 17 August 2016 08:17 PM

    Then he should be awarded the 'Deshamanya' for his achievement!

    sunil vijya Thursday, 18 August 2016 03:41 AM

    does this fool still believes in english crap!!!!!

    sunil vijaya Thursday, 18 August 2016 03:43 AM

    you don't need to sir anyone man! except your teachers!! that's all english propaganda and crap!!!!!

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 18 August 2016 04:55 AM

    What about supporting Murali for supporting (professionally?) Australia. We won, they lost. Sorry Sanga, while appreciating for what lot you have done to Sri Lanka cricket (like Murali), this has to be said.

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 18 August 2016 04:57 AM

    Herath is already knighted by Sri Lankan patriotic public.

    Alston Silva Thursday, 18 August 2016 05:52 AM

    Sri Lanka should focus on succeeding in competitive sports rather than brag about sports like Cricket victory of which has bearing on external factors as well.

    Rexy Felsinger Thursday, 18 August 2016 05:56 AM

    if knighthood is awarded for such feats and if countries in the world play Cricket like football there'll be plenty of Knights around the world


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