I guess the Almighty wants them to leave on a high... Probably that's why God put a hand in this match.
West Indies captain Darren Sammy believes divine intervention ensured Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, playing the last World Twenty20, make it to the final
Apr 4, 2014 |
I picked up the phone and Dilshan asked me, are you okay? I said I am fine and then I was told about the rumour. I was told that Colombo was grieving my death.
Rangana Herath on the bizarre Twitter rumour that he had been killed in a car accident in Sydney
Jan 6, 2013 |
Sachin is a great player but I didn't have much difficulty against him.
It's all relative for Muttiah Muralitharan, who says Brian Lara was the batsman who troubled him most
Dec 6, 2012 |
Sorry Sri Lanka, it's West Indies all the way
Chris Gayle conveys his commiserations to the hosts in advance, after taking his team to the World T20 final
Oct 5, 2012 |
What do you want for your kids, entertainment or education?
Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga says there's no education to be gained from Twenty20 cricket
Oct 2, 2012 |
Well, we won the series, right?
Mahela Jayawardene defends Sri Lanka's decision to not go for the target in the Pallekele Test against Pakistan
Jul 12, 2012 |
Mahela is on spectacles
Commentator Chishty Mujahid finds an alternative way to say Mahela Jayawardene is on a pair
Jul 5, 2012 |
Watching some of the bowlers' actions today, I think I might have created a monster.
Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga on the unintended fallout of defending Muttiah Muralitharan's action
Apr 19, 2012 |
If I get paid then I don't mind paying 10%.
Mahela Jayawardene jokes about Sri Lankan players' wage problems after being fined for showing dissent at an umpire's decision
Mar 6, 2012 |
I wonder who is hydrating the substitute fielders?
Sanjay Manjrekar reacts to substitute players running drinks one too many times even for a hot day in Brisbane, during the India-Sri Lanka game
Feb 21, 2012 |
It's a nice town, especially if you don't bring your wives, because then it is a very expensive trip for you.
Mahela Jayawardene on the cost of diamonds in Kimberley
Jan 19, 2012 |
It should start doing a bit by day seven.
The Newlands curator, Evan Flint, describes the pitch on which Sri Lanka elected to bowl first against South Africa in the New Year's Test in Cape Town
Jan 4, 2012 |
We actually want to thank Kepler Wessels. He gave us the motivation.
Tillakaratne Dilshan responds to Wessels' pre-series jibe that even an A team can beat Sri Lanka
Dec 30, 2011 |
You were out first ball, run out in the next innings and now you have been shot! What a terrible, terrible first tour!
Kumar Sangakkara on Tharanga Paranavitana's debut series, in Pakistan in 2009
Jul 5, 2011 |
The cricketing gods might look down in a bit of disgust.
Alastair Cook on Sri Lanka's go-slow to ensure Dinesh Chandimal reached his century at Lord's
Jul 4, 2011 |
It was another great innings today. He's a pain in the backside, to be honest.
Sri Lanka coach Stuart Law is honest in his assessment about Ian Bell's unbeaten 119 on the fourth day at the Rose Bowl
Jun 20, 2011 |
He's come of age I think, and I have just aged. I have never been hit on my head before.
Adam Gilchrist reacts after being hit on the helmet by a Lasith Malinga bumper
May 10, 2011 |
Next season I'll need a bullet-proof chest pad as Gayle is hitting them like a rocket.
Tillakaratne Dilshan on why he actually doesn't have the best seat in the house to see Chris Gayle's pyrotechnics
May 8, 2011 |
England's first series since the Ashes euphoria of four months ago may feel more like a 'come as you are' street party than a suited-and-booted city pageant.
David Lloyd on a Sri Lankan tour of England without Lasith Malinga, and key players missing the warm-up games due to IPL commitments
May 1, 2011 |
The captains... say it's a batting wicket, bowlers have no chance. They don't have the bowlers to have a chance
Anurudda Polonowita, Sri Lanka's national curator, has an alternate explanation for the high-scoring draw at the SSC
Jul 31, 2010 |
You have to be very humble when you break Sir Don's record
Mahela Jayawardene is modest after breaking Don Bradman's record for most centuries at a venue
Jul 28, 2010 |
How many wickets has he got? 792. He's confident then, one more Test.
Michael Clarke reckons Muttiah Muralitharan's last Test is enough time for him to reach 800 Test wickets
Jul 7, 2010 |
I am not fond of caps
Muttiah Muralitharan assures that he isn't too disappointed over losing the Purple Cap in the IPL
Apr 5, 2010 |
Generally when you find bushes of grass on a pitch it is clearly evident it would behave uneven.
Former Sri Lanka player Russel Arnold exaggerates to make his point about the unsafe Kotla pitch
Dec 27, 2009 |
The sad thing is, I'm not sure whether the Sri Lankan board knows I'm completing 20 years today.
Sanath Jayasuriya hints at Sri Lanka Cricket's apathy towards a significant moment in his career
Dec 26, 2009 |
I was actually supporting Sri Lanka. My superstition is that whenever I support India, we lose. So I was supporting Sri Lanka.
It wasn't the yorkers from Ashish Nehra and Zaheer Khan, but Virender Sehwag's shrewd ploy that made Sri Lanka lose the plot and fall three short of India's 414 in Rajkot
Dec 15, 2009 |
Off the field he is a little kitten: he speaks the right thing, comes and says 'sorry for this and that' but my message to him is he cannot come off the field and apologise. It is too late.
Allan Donald on the contrasting features of Sreesanth's behaviour
Oct 9, 2009 |
If there's an appealing XI, Sangakkara would be captain of that as well
Bob Willis is impressed with the Sri Lankan captain's histrionics behind the wicket
Sep 25, 2009 |
If T20 becomes the yardstick for judging players, then Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar won't be India's greatest in the past three decades. That honour would probably go to Yuvraj Singh and Yusuf Pathan.
Arjuna Ranatunga is showing no signs of warming to Twenty20s
Jun 19, 2009 |
Did you see my six onto the second roof? That was pure power.
Mahela Jayawardene when asked whether he was one of the last stylists who relied on timing and orthodox cricket shots in Twenty20
Jun 16, 2009 |
I am a Buddhist and I think we have done some merit in our previous birth to escape with minor injuries.
Mahela Jayawardene seeks comfort in religion after escaping the attack in Lahore
Mar 4, 2009 |
I took him to the gym on Sunday and tried to explain what had happened but I'm not too sure he understood.
Worcestershire's director of cricket Steve Rhodes battles to explain unseasonal flooding to new signing Dilhara Fernando
Sep 9, 2008 |
His variation seems unreal, he could snare 500 wickets by the time people are able to figure him out.
Bishan Bedi is smitten by Ajantha Mendis
Aug 22, 2008 |
I just can't think of a life without cricket
Sanath Jayasuriya looks forward to retirement with trepidation
Aug 16, 2008 |
Even in Sinhalese he's very quiet. The only time he's bubbly is when you ask him to come and bowl.
Communication isn't quite Ajantha Mendis' forte, observes Mahela Jayawardene
Aug 14, 2008 |
I'll just ask Mahela if he will lend Mendis for a couple of practice sessions.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni jokes when asked about how India will handle Ajantha Mendis in the ODIs
Aug 13, 2008 |
I wasn't half the bowler he is now when I started my career.
He may have 756 Test wickets, but Muttiah Muralitharan doesn't mince words in praise of Ajantha Mendis
Aug 12, 2008 |
It was mesmeric. The music, the clothes that they wore, the atmosphere was completely a new experience for me."
A dazzled Brett Geeves speaks after attending Tillakaratne Dilshan's wedding in New Delhi
May 28, 2008 |
Vaas is so slow. To be honest, you tend to play before the ball actually reaches you ... It's not any swing or anything ... [it's just] lack of pace. He is a smart bowler as well so you have to give him credit.
Chris Gayle explains why he struggles against Chaminda Vaas. Gayle averages 5.28 against Vaas; off the 137 Vaas deliveries he has faced, he has scored 37 runs and got out seven times
Apr 5, 2008 |
I am on the ICC now ... I am not the same guy who would speak out on something like this issue. We agreed the ICC president would discuss this. I cannot comment.
A reformed Arjuna Ranatunga refuses to give his response to the reinstatement of Darrell Hair
Mar 28, 2008 |