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I've gone on my knees and begged him not to retire.

Angelo Mathews tries to convince Kumar Sangakkara to stay on

Mar 11, 2015 Tweet | Share

As one of the England journalists said, the England match is a bye.

Sri Lanka team manager Michael de Zoysa isn't worried about the team playing their third match in eight days

Feb 26, 2015 Tweet | Share

Herath went wrong.

Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower, on being asked what went wrong after a strong first day in the SSC Test

Aug 16, 2014 Tweet | Share

I hope my attack is better than a county attack.

Angelo Mathews, the victorious Sri Lanka captain, responds to Michael Vaughan's claim that the side had "a glorified county attack".

Jun 25, 2014 Tweet | Share

We were disappointed, but then Billy Bowden told us it was just cheese

Dinesh Chandimal on the missile that hit a Sri Lanka player and stopped play for a few minutes at Headingley

Jun 18, 2014 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

Mahela is on spectacles

Commentator Chishty Mujahid finds an alternative way to say Mahela Jayawardene is on a pair

Jul 5, 2012 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

I just can't think of a life without cricket

Sanath Jayasuriya looks forward to retirement with trepidation

Aug 16, 2008 Tweet | Share

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 Tweet | Share

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