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Sri Lankan Bowler Lahiru Gamage Wouldn’t Be Out Of Breath Bowling In Delhi If He Lost 20 Pounds.

by Anura Guruge

I have been meaning to comment on this for quite few months.

Quite a few of the Sri Lankan cricket team carry too much weight around their belly — classic Dahl belly.

Being even 10 pounds overweight makes a difference when playing cricket at the Test level. You are on the field, when fielding, for 6 – 7 hours.

Gamage is the worst — and he is supposedly a fast bowler (though I think he is more medium pace, than anything else).

Him getting sick in Delhi was understandable. He is too fat. Yes, I, given that I too am 20 lbs overweight, should not be complaining, BUT I am nearly 65-years old and no longer playing cricket. [Though to be fair I was fat when I played cricket.]

Anywho …

Gamage needs to go on a low-carb diet.

Suranga Lakmal

Rangana Herath

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by Anura Guruge

Sri Lanka Cricketers Wear Masks In Delhi During 3rd Test — Too Ashamed To Show Their Faces.

by Anura Guruge

From cricinfo.com. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Link to full article below.

Link to original at cricinfo.com.

I first saw this whole sorry incident in the 2nd day Highlights on Willow.

I was incredulous!

I then went and watched the ball-by-ball video to get the whole picture.

It came across as GAMESMANSHIP! It was embarrassing. Sri Lanka continues to further its reputation as unsporting cricketers. That is shame.

Yes, they are being totally outclassed by India and it must be hard to be in the field getting pounded by the Indians — especially Koli.

But the mask thing just made them look petty and pathetic. It really came across that they were, quite rightly, too ashamed to show their faces.

It upset me. I hate to see the spirit of cricket being besmirched.

There should be further action. The whole team should be FINED.

Other teams should REFUSE to play Sri Lanka. Boycott them until they learn some manners.

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by Anura Guruge