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I still have a bit of cricket left in me: Mahela

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Sri Lanka cricket Captain Mahela Jayawardane said that he had a ‘bit of cricket’ left in him. “I feel that I have a bit of cricket left in me, but that said, it’s always good to look back and introspect,” Jayawardane told Wisden India, when he was asked if it was the right time to look back at his career.

“I wouldn’t change things. I have made mistakes in my career, but I’ve tried to learn from these and grow as a cricketer and as a human being. There’s no doubt I got better by making mistakes and learning from them. If you want to stay at the game for a length of time, have a balanced perspective, it’s always good to look back and see how you got through your tough times. It definitely helps to reflect on the scenarios that made you the player you are, see if you can improve now. The older you get, you still want to compete at the level you have set for yourself. Once you’ve set a standard, you have to keep up with it. The day you realise you can’t maintain those standards, it’s time to move on,” he said.

  Comments - 27

  • BUSHEL Wednesday, 08 May 2013 03:36 AM

    Please think a bit of your religion and crabs. At least the first precept of the five precepts that u recited every morning at school

    Justice Seeker Tuesday, 07 May 2013 11:34 AM

    he agreed at last, thank god.

    anura Wednesday, 08 May 2013 12:37 AM

    Yes there is little money to be taken ,you still don't realize c- for- cricket, c- for crabs M- for money.(lots)

    Ajith L Tuesday, 07 May 2013 03:12 PM

    Nop...u r useless!!!!

    Tilak Wednesday, 08 May 2013 03:51 AM

    Don't Worry ! Every Cricketer had lean periods. We are sure he will come back with a bang!!!

    Upali Wednesday, 08 May 2013 04:06 AM

    Please reserve that for the next IPL series.

    Richmond Wednesday, 08 May 2013 01:15 AM

    Mahala is a gentalment cricketer.He knows the time when to leave..WE need your srevice until another 5 years

    kondebendapucheena Tuesday, 07 May 2013 12:09 PM

    are you sure Maiyya,you mean for Sri Lanka or your IPL DD

    Village Boy Friday, 07 June 2013 05:20 AM

    you have done a good job. we salute you.But ,many talented young players are awaiting in the long queue. you have to consider this factor too

    pissune Tuesday, 07 May 2013 03:59 PM

    Mahela ....Forget about the Innocent crabs and concentrate on cricket !

    Ravi Wednesday, 08 May 2013 07:44 AM

    Wot so ever, We are with you forever!!

    Jaya Wednesday, 08 May 2013 02:11 AM

    Whats this crap about crabs

    JANAKA Tuesday, 07 May 2013 12:35 PM

    CRICKET MAY LEFT IN YOU.BUT, INNOCENT CRABS WON'T BE LEFT BY YOU AND PARTNER.

    philip Tuesday, 07 May 2013 12:37 PM

    And a bit more time to make some extra dough.

    Bushel Perera Tuesday, 07 May 2013 12:44 PM

    Once u get back to form you will have lot of cricket in u

    Ishan Wednesday, 08 May 2013 02:29 AM

    Appreciate you being open Mahela, unfortunaitely we people tend to forget the good old days to the present and judge the future.

    IOSirisena Wednesday, 08 May 2013 08:30 AM

    that is the typical sl mentality, the same who hurrahed players now bicker against them.. comments here have proven many SL fans are 100% identical to Indian cricket fans.

    IOSirisena Wednesday, 08 May 2013 08:31 AM

    do you want treatment for crabs?

    doratupala Tuesday, 07 May 2013 06:34 PM

    What about hope, is the money still available for the project

    poornima Tuesday, 07 May 2013 11:11 AM

    Mahela, we all have a bit of Cricket in us!!

    Ravana Tuesday, 07 May 2013 11:15 AM

    A BIT !!

    Asarana Simion Wednesday, 08 May 2013 03:01 AM

    A bit is the problem. This bit can take you until the fans gets disgusted. Like what happend to some of our crickerters.

    shanthapriya Tuesday, 07 May 2013 11:21 AM

    BUT THERE ARE YOUNG GUYS WHO HAVE MUCH TO DELIVER

    shanthapriya Tuesday, 07 May 2013 11:23 AM

    I AM GLAD TO SEE YOURS POORNIMA

    hakeem Wednesday, 08 May 2013 03:18 AM

    dear mahela, we knw that u hav cricket left in you.
    but no more IPL 2013, plzz come back n get your foam back b4 the champion trophy

    Rosh Wednesday, 08 May 2013 03:29 AM

    But I think that bit is not enough to be tough and competitive enough to compete the other teams.

    Huna Tuesday, 07 May 2013 11:28 AM

    only a bit! , we all can see it


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