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‘No good dancers in SL cricket team’

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Former Cricket Captain Sanath Jayasuriya said that there are no good dancers in the present Sri Lankan cricket team and that his contemporaries back home had a mixed reaction to his decision to participate in a reality dancing show in India.

In an interview with IANS Jayasuriya said "My contemporaries are surprised because I am a person of a different kind. And when I say yes to these things, they get little surprised. They have mixed feelings. So some comments were good, some weren't good, and so I was a bit worried too," he said, adding that he is undeterred by such reactions.

"I am not nervous. I am just not a good dancer, and so it will take a little time to get into my system. I feel I am stepping into something which is not in my comfort zone. But as a human being, one should try new things. As long as it is not affecting my future career, I am fine with new things," he added.

"First, I need to see what kind of dancing I will need to do because we have a culture, we have some kind of a system in our country. We are more conservative people," he said, adding that his people viewed him as a cricketer.

"Now when I am involved with these things (dancing), they are looking at me differently. So I need to be very careful."

Jayasuriya is appearing as a contestant on the dance reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa".
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  • S victor Friday, 15 June 2012 01:26 PM

    Congratulation Sanath....You have broken another record in Srilanken history......That is ''The most shemefull cricketers in the SL history''........

    Wayne Sunday, 17 June 2012 12:51 PM

    What has happened to this man? It is such a shame.

    satha Saturday, 16 June 2012 12:57 PM

    good danser can`t be a good cricketer ,good cricketer can`t be a good danser.

    Don Diego Saturday, 16 June 2012 12:52 PM

    You should be getting enough dancing practise in SL parliament.

    And if you want to give dancing a go - please go get a hat that fits your head.

    Don Diego Saturday, 16 June 2012 12:56 PM

    What about Prime Minister? How much more dancing does he have to do to get that post?

    Kavadi Saturday, 16 June 2012 01:41 PM

    Sana how about some vedda dance and Kavadi dance?

    shanthamadawela Friday, 15 June 2012 02:39 PM

    world best cricketer, became a MP now he wants to dance , what politics in srilanka...?

    shanthamadawela Friday, 15 June 2012 02:41 PM

    real ceater for his voters as a MP now....

    shanthamadawela Friday, 15 June 2012 02:42 PM

    Please keep respect of our Srilankan cricketers......

    Sunil Lanka Saturday, 16 June 2012 03:40 PM

    He is good dancer to the tune of UPFA

    manjula malli Saturday, 16 June 2012 03:47 AM

    Sanath Ayiaa, please perform in colombo and Mathara . We appreciate your dancing. Many Sri-Lankans like your dance. Please..

    sanju de silva Saturday, 16 June 2012 03:55 AM

    goday

    raj Saturday, 16 June 2012 04:24 AM

    Sanath - "There! You can see the puss coming out of the wicket"

    Ceylonese Saturday, 16 June 2012 08:00 PM

    Talks like dancing FOC

    raj Saturday, 16 June 2012 04:49 AM

    As an MP he is more qualified to dance, and to any tune!

    smn Saturday, 16 June 2012 04:57 AM

    Sana is suitable to be a minister now.

    Dham Saturday, 16 June 2012 04:54 AM

    SL parliment may have good jumping dancers and baila singers please introduce to your sponcer at lease they will benifited.

    Chandler Saturday, 16 June 2012 04:54 AM

    Joker & a half!

    Ananda Chandrasekara Saturday, 16 June 2012 05:02 AM

    What's wrong with his being a dancer for show. Our people lost their sense of humor. Life is something be enjoyed, not to suffer. Enjoy your life Sanath, nothing wrong with it.

    J Dan Friday, 15 June 2012 10:09 AM

    May be Lot of money involved in the dancing show. If not Sana boy will not take part. For him all is money.

    samitha Saturday, 16 June 2012 05:20 AM

    Disaster continues in SL.

    ind Friday, 15 June 2012 10:13 AM

    True ! Sri Lanka Cricket team has good cricketers. Channa has good dancers.

    maju Friday, 15 June 2012 10:17 AM

    did he forget hes a MP??

    Sunitha Sunday, 17 June 2012 05:44 PM

    Go Sana we are right behind you!

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 15 June 2012 10:20 AM

    That is why he is learning to dance to the tune of everything.

    joker Friday, 15 June 2012 10:22 AM

    ure not a good dancer, and nor is ure english super!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ana Friday, 15 June 2012 10:15 AM

    What does it matter if he is an MP? All are jokers anyway. If Ministers can get drunk and fall off balconieswhy cant Sanath dance for money?

    Amila.G Friday, 15 June 2012 10:19 AM

    What else can he do.Ha... Ha.... Ha....

    shantha madawelas Friday, 15 June 2012 10:27 AM

    sanath has gone mad, cricketers are not dancers, he thinks cricketers are dancers......

    Sagara Friday, 15 June 2012 10:29 AM

    Fortunately there are no more Sanaths of his calibre in the team. Otherwise we would have had a bunch of dancers doing the act and pistol carrying MPs in the field not playing cricket.

    fact u fact u. Friday, 15 June 2012 10:23 AM

    except cricket you have no any knowledge about other things,i wonder what you have done so far apart from cricketing as a MP,as a commentator and even as a dancer.nothing is well suited to you.people loved you when you were playing cricket now days the same people started to hate you for such a useless things you are doing.

    Richardson Friday, 15 June 2012 04:46 PM

    What he is doing is much more respectable than the Ministers do. I do not think he takes bribes Any way not yet !!!

    shantha madawelas Friday, 15 June 2012 10:31 AM

    sanath is good to dance dahaatasanniya......not in india...

    senthil Friday, 15 June 2012 04:47 PM

    he can do anything with his life but please not at tax payers expense. Kindly resign and do what pleases you

    raj Friday, 15 June 2012 10:33 AM

    Good one!

    Polkudu Chandrka Friday, 15 June 2012 10:40 AM

    Why Aney, he can get drunk and fall of a balcony.

    Mahesh Friday, 15 June 2012 10:44 AM

    I feel very sorry for the people in SL. They select these kind of jokers to rule and govern the country and to decide the destinity of our future generations.........

    Lanka Puthra Friday, 15 June 2012 10:51 AM

    Sanath's chronicle
    11th hour dance to get into world cup team 2011 : Failed
    Carry of duties as a MP for Matara: Failed
    As a Dancer : Failed (He admitted he is not good dancer)
    Wear a SAREE : will be sucessful hopefully

    loku hamu Friday, 15 June 2012 10:54 AM

    ane sano

    Prasannajit Friday, 15 June 2012 10:57 AM

    SHANTHA MADAWALA IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. SANATH SHOULD BE TAKEN TO DAHA ATA SANNIYA AS THE DEVIL. WITH HIS LOOKS IT WILL SUIT HIM. THIS IDIOT IS BECOMING A SHAME.

    viky Friday, 15 June 2012 10:59 AM

    matara godaya

    weha Friday, 15 June 2012 10:59 AM

    Aiyoo salli !!!

    jhon Friday, 15 June 2012 05:21 PM

    what about that horrible bowler who's now a dancer & actor??

    Anthony Friday, 15 June 2012 11:04 AM

    Mahesh - You have said a mouthful. Well done.

    willows Friday, 15 June 2012 11:01 AM

    he is out of his mind??

    Rajinder.A Friday, 15 June 2012 05:58 PM

    I think Sana boy is having a mid-life crisis

    Nodrog Friday, 15 June 2012 11:13 AM

    And no good cricketers in the dancing team

    Rawdon Friday, 15 June 2012 11:09 AM

    Enjoy yourself Sanath.

    "Success comes to those who have proceeded to do what the rest of us have always intended to do"

    So go for it. It is your life and you will live it only once.

    Maru Yaka Friday, 15 June 2012 11:09 AM

    That team is best at lying! so he kept them out!!!

    Responsible Wicky Friday, 15 June 2012 11:27 AM

    Well said ana

    Sapumal Bandara Friday, 15 June 2012 11:32 AM

    All the good dancers who were in the Cricket Team has ended up in Parliament.

    Lanka Lion-Sydney Friday, 15 June 2012 12:45 PM

    Since Sanath want's to always be in the limelight he should take
    over Percy's role and keep us all entertained during cricket matches with his Bollywood dancing.

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 15 June 2012 12:50 PM

    Isnt their something common about the way Sanath and Susanthika see things?

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 15 June 2012 12:53 PM

    Jokers and clowns choose their same tribes as their leaders. We just saw one episode in UK just a week ago. So what happens is what is deserved.

    Pinto Sunday, 17 June 2012 11:15 AM

    This fellow is talking Bullshit, what of Mahela and Sanga? for sure they must be good dancers, at least better than sanath, Sanath for u the best is Yaka dance of down south.

    asoka abeywardena Saturday, 16 June 2012 10:57 AM

    don't worry sana...you can dance...until mahinda ma'ama stops playing the drum...

    Kadiya Friday, 15 June 2012 01:13 PM

    Sano, remember that you are sought after because people loved you as a cricketer. Now the tide is turning with your antics and inaction as a MP and soon you will be nobody!


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