Angelo Mathews, the former Sri Lanka captain has urged legendary cricketer Mahela Jayawardene to help them with his knowledge and encouragement in this crucial time.
Weeks after guiding Mumbai Indians to their fourth IPL title--his second in three seasons as head coach, Mahela Jayawardene says he declined an offer to be a part of Sri Lanka’s World Cup campaign due to cricket politics.
In an exclusive Interview with the Sunday Times, Mahela also shares his expert views on Sri Lanka’s chances, the raw deal Lasith Malinga received and how cricket politics ruined the careers of two promising Sri Lankan cricketers--Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal.
Responding to comments in a tweet, Angelo Mathews said “ Thanks for the concern guys, everyone has their opinion and Mahela Jayawardene has his too. Surprised to see some of his comments while denying them my top priority now is the World Cup and I urge MJ (Mahela Jayawardene) to help us with his knowledge and encouragement in this crucial time which will mean a lot. Thankyou”.