"Do you know me as a Cricketer or a Politician?"

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Sri Lankan cricketing legend, former Captain and current Chairman of the Cricket Selection Committee, UPFA Parliamentarian for the Matara district, Sanath Jayasuriya speaks to the Daily Mirror Online about his recent appointment and the controversies surrounding it.
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  • Countryman Friday, 01 February 2013 07:43 AM

    The difference between Sanath & Hashan: People know that Sanath got it because he's an MP of the government politician but for Hashan, it is not because he's a politician of UNP. You cannot fool people that you got it on merit even though you have merit as a former cricketer.

    Arjuna K. Ranawana Friday, 01 February 2013 07:46 AM

    We are not care about durty politicos.
    As a crickter, we need your work and how to impove our team like in 1996.

    Motta Rala Monday, 04 February 2013 09:12 AM

    We now know you as an embarassing joker with poor qualities..Captained ;;;for'' Sri Lanka to start with...come on..

    neil john Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:49 PM

    People had pleasure of watching cricket even during the worst periods of LTTE try to dictate terms. Now it also has gone.....

    jude perera Monday, 04 February 2013 03:03 AM

    You are the best bet for the job. All the best!

    Pasel Sunday, 03 February 2013 12:28 PM

    Yes you can see the car next to him in the picture
    BMW is one of the rich man toy the he need politics

    gamaya Friday, 01 February 2013 08:31 AM

    If he deserves an opportunity let him retire from cricket to be selected on to this position. He still didn't retire from cricket, so there will be issues in the future.

    lokumalli55 Sunday, 03 February 2013 12:43 PM

    Maybe we should. But we are skeptical after what has happened in the past. If he puts politics aside and does a good job, we'll give him the credit he deserves.

    CK Saturday, 02 February 2013 06:10 PM

    Sana!!!!!!!!

    Do not be a Pina!!!!!!

    Show your wada!!!!!!

    And take away the Mada!!!!!!!!.

    sweetend Friday, 01 February 2013 08:59 AM

    Sana ! The only thing that comes to my mind right now is......
    Cricket......no more. Politics....never. So why don't you stick to being a Cricket Commentator....." you are World Class"...haha..

    garawi Saturday, 02 February 2013 11:31 PM

    Boring!

    Laksiri perera Monday, 04 February 2013 05:03 PM

    Sanath, just concentrate only in politics. The poor people need you to stay in the village. You don't have the experince for this job. You will ruin cricket in Sri Lanka.

    Pauney Sunday, 03 February 2013 02:41 AM

    He did not understand the statagist angle, how can one convey ideas if they do not have ideas, he has skills and how does he convey this to anyone........the pus will fly now.

    Mohan fernando Friday, 15 February 2013 06:09 AM

    AS A POLITICIAN HAVE YOU VOICED YOURSELF IN PARLIAMENT. ... NO .....
    HOW MANY PROTEST DEMONSTRATION HAVE YOU ACTRIVELY PARTICIPATED ??? - nIL -
    At least protesting at the famous LIpton circus ???
    So how can you be considered an active politician.
    If yes that would be a ,Miracle of Asia

    Nimal Friday, 01 February 2013 04:27 PM

    I don't know whether he will become a good politician or not but, he shouldn't be a cricket commentator anymore with his accent

    jiji Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:34 AM

    The guy deserves this oppurtunity, let him perform. If he does not do well then blame him. Stop being prejudice and cynical about his appointment. All the best Sana!!!

    Sam Sunday, 03 February 2013 03:14 AM

    His comments on the state of Sri Lanka was condescendingly simplistic ...to put it kindly. I hope he just sticks to cricket.

    PlayBoy Friday, 01 February 2013 02:15 AM

    A cricketer then. A politician now. Simple..:)

    Nandika Sunday, 03 February 2013 05:29 AM

    What is this guy talking?
    Sad as the Selection Committee Chairman?
    Am I a Politician or Cricketer? What a question to ask as a Sri Lankan?
    NO brains.....good to be a politician.....typical SL politician......

    ANTON Sunday, 03 February 2013 06:19 AM

    NO, WE KNOW YOU AS A DANCER

    F Rahuman Monday, 04 February 2013 07:44 AM

    No best ever cricket commentrator of all the time

    Kumara Monday, 04 February 2013 12:45 PM

    I think he is going to be on the job training, like he did with playing cricket.


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