Sri Lankan Captain Angelo Mathews said that he wished his former captain Kumar Sangakkara was in the team, and had even asked him if he could come out of retirement and join them.
When asked if he would ask Kumar Sangakkara to come back from retirement, he smiled and replied in jest: "I always asked him that!"
"Even a couple days ago, I was asking him can you come and play for us, you know, in this game. He has been in tremendous form (for Surrey in County). He has been in form ever since he started playing, to be honest."
"Yes, he (Sangakkara) has had a dream career, and it's unfortunate that we don't have him anymore, but he is always willing to help us. He is always having chats with us on how we should play on these conditions, especially, it is his home ground. And he has had a lot of chats to all the younger players, including myself," added Mathews.
Comments - 13
rajiv Thursday, 08 June 2017 06:09 PM
Bowlers without ideas and unable to create opportunities Don't know why Gunaratne was not bowled just 3 overs. Don't know whats going in the mind of Angelo. With all these Sanga n Mahela can only feel sad like us.
Rajiv Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:05 PM
Thanks to SL Batsman and must be with lots of advice from Sanga about the pitch where he has scored over 6 century SL may get in to the Semi if they Beat Pakistan.
S.H.Moulana Friday, 09 June 2017 04:01 AM
What confidence it gives other players to have Sanga in the side! What a great player is he!
Mahesh Friday, 09 June 2017 06:09 AM
Hard work ,dedication,commitment ,willing to learn and willing to work on the mistakes made him successful. Also he reads the game well. There's lot to learn from him. Excellent work Kumar.
Kadiya Friday, 09 June 2017 06:47 AM
Sanga is indeed come back- as a commentator and that is magic for our team!
mnsmart Friday, 09 June 2017 10:00 AM
Surprise - A thumbs down?
Murshid Friday, 09 June 2017 10:01 AM
He along with Russell r the voices of sri lanka cricket
nihal denipitiya Friday, 09 June 2017 10:15 AM
sanga is a genius. hard work and dedication. he is veryfit. look at him still at 39 years, flat tummy and lean figuresanga please advice our boys on fitness , long live sangaGod bless you and family for ever and ever
Roman Friday, 09 June 2017 10:40 AM
Rajiv this isn't book cricket!
shanthapriya Friday, 09 June 2017 11:21 AM
if someone comes to team from retirement the best choice is Arjuna. Sanga never helped the team and won the match single handed. but arjuna has done that many a times
Imran Friday, 09 June 2017 11:47 AM
If Arjuna comes, we need to bring someone additionally to carry him ..LOL..
Citizen Ash Thursday, 08 June 2017 05:25 PM
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Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 08 June 2017 05:52 PM
How nice if.
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