Archive for the ‘patriotic excess’ Category

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The Kolkata Contretemps: Dickwella clarifies

November 23, 2017

Rex Clementine, in The Island, 23 November 2017, under title Dickwella opens up on Calcutta antics”
article_imageSri Lanka’s wicketkeeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella engages in an altercation with Indian captain Virat Kohli as the umpires try to intervene.

Sri Lanka’s young wicketkeeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella, who was the talking point for his antics in the opening Test against India in Calcutta, revealed that he tried to get under the skin of the Indian players in a bid to kill time. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Sri Lanka Cricket Squad is Injury-free!!!

November 16, 2017

Sa’adi Thawfeeq, in Daily News, 16 November 2017,

Injuries have been part and parcel of the Sri Lanka cricket team in recent years contributing largely to the poor standard of fielding. To say that injuries have been eradicated calls for some sort of appreciation. “Everyone is talking about injuries in cricket now finally after about 10-15 years we have zero injuries going into the Indian tour,” Prof. Arjuna de Silva told the Daily News. “Today’s Test series Sri Lanka is going into against India we have zero injuries. There are 42 players in the squad and all of them are available for selection.”

Dr Arjuna de Silva

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Huge Welcome and Massive Security swamps Sri Lankan Team in Lahore

October 30, 2017

Rex Clementine reporting from Lahore, Island, 29 October 2017, with title “Huge welcome and massive security awaits Sri Lankan team”

When Thisara Perera lands in Lahore, he will be stunned at the hospitality awaiting him. He is a star here. His billboards are all over Lahore. Posters of his players also are seen all over the road with Punjab Government in Lahore set to put up a great show as the Sri Lankan cricket team brings international cricket back to the country. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Indian Cricketers in Daring-Do … Raising Hair at Ramani’s Place

August 10, 2017

Bipin Dani,  in Deccan Chronicle, August 2017 where a more sober title was preferred viz. Indian team sports new look!””

While cricket is high on their priorities, fashion isn’t far behind for the Indian cricketers, who are currently touring Sri Lanka. The Indian team will be sporting a new look as they play Sri Lanka in the ongoing series. A few members of the Indian squad, including captain Virat Kohli, visited Ramani Fernando Salons at the Taj Samudra hotel recently.

 KL Rahul

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An Epitaph for Sri Lankan Cricket

August 8, 2017

Silly Point

It’s hard to believe you are gone at such a tender age. But then life is cruel and death is certain, untimely at times it is the fate of all man. Born in the eighties and re-born in the mid-nineties you reinvented your style of playing cricket to became the darlings of world cricket when you beat the Aussies to win the World Cup in 1996.

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Slashing Clementine and Other Extremist Critics

August 1, 2017

 Gerald Peiris[1]

Remember the mighty Indians with ‘all time greats’ like God Tendulkar, Azar, Dravid, Viru, Ganguli et. al. losing disgracefully, first in Delhi and then in Calcutta (in 1996);[2] Sri Lanka hammering more or less the same team for 960 or so runs in Colombo;[3] and then, getting them for a paltry 54 in an ODI in Dubai (with Murali and Vaas breaking records in successive matches)? Why should SL, smaller than one-third the size of one of the smaller states in India like, say, Tamilnadu, be producing a succession of ‘all-time greats’ and ranking perpetually among the high flyers all the time?

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Percy! Percy! Gahapan Machaan, Boundary-Boundary!

July 31, 2017

  

 

  • Gahapaan machaan –boundary, boundary
  • Walles patau–goni, goni
  • Kavuda Raja! Aloysius Raja!

Winning or losing the cheering support was always there. Read the rest of this entry ?