Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardena was run out on 9,999 test runs a short while ago. Jayawardena was run out for 15 during the ongoing first test between Sri Lanka and South Africa. Jayawardena was one run short of 10,000 test runs leaving the Lankans reeling at 38/4 in their second inning, trailing the Proteas by 193 runs.
Mahela it's time for you take take back the captaincy and save SL cricket.
Senna Sunday, 18 December 2011 02:38 PM
Mahela , you have done our country proud , You will get there in Durban.
Nodrog Sunday, 18 December 2011 09:50 AM
Mahela not getting 10,000 runs is the least of our worries. Our cricket is controlled by buffoons so thats why we play like monkeys.
Shan Sunday, 18 December 2011 05:53 AM
The way things are going on in the SL team, even Zimbabwe and Bangladesh teams can beat us easily...
was Sunday, 18 December 2011 05:41 AM
Its Correct. Samaraweera is the most suitable. But other players should take responsibility , specially sanga & Mahela. I think time has come, new comers to take responsibility.
Nishantha Dantanaray Sunday, 18 December 2011 04:33 AM
Absolutely. A leader or a captain of any team should be a mature minded, intelligent, knowledgeable person who can command respect from other team members. Dilshan is a irresponsible, reckless dasher who seems to have no credentials at all to be the captain. Why not Thilan Samaraweera as Captain?
was Sunday, 18 December 2011 03:06 AM
shame , thinking personal records & not the team.
Premasiri Sunday, 18 December 2011 02:58 AM
Information only (PremasiriS says:December 16, 2011 at 1:18 pm) There’s no way a batsman who’s suffering from a split finger injury could be included in a Test side & yet sending him to bat @ the No 3 could be regarded as a work of a person of an unsound mind, while 3 promising young batsmen who possess 1st ClBaAv 58.52, 43.54 & 42.97; after 55,57 & 85 1st Cl innings respectively are sitting out. They’ve been maintaining consistency from very young age as 15 &’ve scored heavily (including double 100s) in every opportunity they were given, against all international teams that toured SL. It’s also very sad to note that a spinner who can’t spin & extract bounce off the wicket is proffered to a world class bowler who has taken maximum No of wkts in minimum No of International innings. Surely something is wrong somewhere otherwise no sensible person would think of dropping this remarkable loose-limbed bowler who needs only a matter of time to produce an wicket taking bowl.
Sober-guy Sunday, 18 December 2011 01:03 AM
Once again, the so called "world's top players" of Sri Lanka have badly let us down. Better to make a complete overhaul of the team, let heads roll.
vv Saturday, 17 December 2011 08:58 PM
He will be remembered more as a person who got out at 9999 rather than 10000 he will get ultimately.
Have seen too much focus personnel milestones now and then causing a real problem. Other best examples are with Mattews first 100 and the one in Loards by Chandimal (Where he is now, All in vain.)
nilame Saturday, 17 December 2011 11:24 AM
If Dilshan persists as captain for another few series, we can kiss any test hopes or even ODI hopes good bye.
gaaawi Saturday, 17 December 2011 05:44 PM
Mahela is a world class batsman. Do not discard him. He still has runs in him. You cannot expect Mahela and Sanga to score all the time. Why are the others there for. They too are paid to perform. If none of them perform and the ministers interfere and corruption rampant can yo blame the team for non performance! I would not even blame Dilshan. His role is to repeat Sanath's early years and he does it well. Captaincy just came on him unexpected and he now has a new role too! Even Sanath failed as captain. I think Sanga should be requested to be the captain and take the load off Dilshan. And the SLCC made independent!
usaguy Saturday, 17 December 2011 03:34 PM
he has played 108 inings in SL and scored 6292 runs. out of the country in 101 inings he has scored 3709 runs. now you figure out how much of a great batsman he is.
Aiyoo Sri Lanka Saturday, 17 December 2011 02:48 PM
That's a memorable number!
kumaraya Saturday, 17 December 2011 01:34 PM
Thanks to politics, we have lost the ONLY good thing we had: our excellent cricket record.
kondebendapucheena Saturday, 17 December 2011 01:19 PM
Shame,Run out for Personal Milestone,
Abdul Saturday, 17 December 2011 01:18 PM
Getting run out on 99 is rather acceptable but on 9,999 is rather foolish, its a milestone which would have mattered little if you make 17 and team loses by an innings, can you happily say I scored 10,000, definitely NO
Cricket God Saturday, 17 December 2011 01:15 PM
This is the problem with some of our cricketers only worried about milestones...Sri Lanka got thrashed by an innings and 81 runs with over 2 and half days left. If Sanga bats well we could save the remaining or else same story
Hemantha Saturday, 17 December 2011 11:32 AM
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