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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

Famous & Climatic Victory By Sri Lanka Over Pakistan In The 1st Test In Abu Dhabi.

by Anura Guruge

From ‘cricinfo.com’ at: espncricinfo.com/series

Impressive stuff — BUT I have seen Sri Lanka do this, i.e., defend a small total on a turning 5th-day pitch with their gifted spinners, in this case Rangana Herath. That he got 400 wickets at the conclusion is quite an achievement. But, at 39, it is unlikely he will get much beyond 500 — at that. So, he will not be challenging those high in the table.

Click to ENLARGE.

Once Pakistan lost 4 wickets I knew their goose was cooked.

Sri Lanka did well, especially after the 0-9 drubbing they had received from India last month.

The last 1.5 days were exciting. Good Test cricket. This was good for the game and GOOD for Sri Lanka. I am glad.

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by Anura Guruge