india v sri lanka: Sri Lanka batting coach Hashan Tillakaratne at a loss for words after poor show


PALLEKELE: The sustained very poor present of the Lankan crew all through their ‘horror series’ towards India is commencing to get to not just the players, but also the side’s coaching staff members, which is composed of some former players who experienced distinguished information in Exam cricket.

After observing his crew fold up for 135 within 38 overs, in just fewer than three hours, towards India on Day Two of their 3rd Exam while replying to India’s 487, batting coach and former skipper Hashan Tillakaratne was left a ‘hurt’ man.

“It really is incredibly hurting (sic). You are unable to come across any excuses and you need to have to get the job done with these boys and teach the ideal you know and give them a bit of time,” claimed Tillakaratne, who scored 11 Exam hundreds as he struggled to justify the efficiency his wards dished out on Sunday.

Getting when batted for nine hours to rating an unbeaten 204 (towards the West Indies at the SSC in Colombo in 2001 on his comeback), the 50-calendar year-outdated, who was known for his endurance to grind it out at the wicket, was specifically critical about the Lankans’ insistence to continue to keep taking part in the sweep. “When you play Exam cricket, these shots are very uncalled for. They looked incredibly immature and bad,” lamented the former left-hander.

Tillakaratne felt that at the second, his team’s batsmen, with Lanka 2- down in the series and staring at a whitewash, ended up suffering from a deficiency of self esteem, fairly than a deficiency in approach. “We gained 3- towards Australia with the identical facet, but we are a tiny down in self esteem. It really is just that we need to have one particular or two guys to set up their hand and pull off a wonder,” he felt.

The batting coach appeared to be a bit sympathetic with the plight of his boys. “They are taking part in towards the No. 1 facet in the environment. I am not seeking excuses, but these boys are professional, but they are nonetheless earning a great deal of mistakes while batting. They are a bit down in self esteem and I am guaranteed that they will set up a good battle tomorrow,” he claimed with some optimism.


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