Host's batting failure shocked Hathuru
Lankan mastermind Hathurusingha started to drag Sri Lanka from the alloy, as Lions started to see the shiny days for their cricket again, who expressed his surprise on his ex- apprentice's batting display.
In reply to a question regarding Lankan's success in Bangladesh, Hathurusingha said, "you need to understand your strength, start plan according to your strength; match result depends on the preparation; it doesn't mean you'll always win but result will be very competitive." Regarding his role on startling change of Sri Lankan cricket display, genius trainer asserted, "I didn't do bat and ball, what I did, I told boys to execute strategies and play positive cricket."
Hathuru, who was the head coach of Tigers' in the very last series, is now Lankan coach, doesn't want to vest all the blames on Bangladesh team's shoulder. "This one is a very difficult wicket, you can't blame them, (why) they just fail this way, but I didn't expect them to fail this way," he stated. "This kind of wicket you got a result anyway; so, you need to play according to your plan," he added in this regard. He also said that there was little advantage with the toss as well.
Finally Chandika opened his mouth on his sudden decision to leave Bangladesh. He told to journalists, "I don't think I left them in a very difficult position; because, according to my contract, I have to give three months notice." "Then they had no play, they had enough time to get some other boys (as Coach). In that way, I think, I didn't do anything wrong on my part," ex-Lankan cricketer declared regarding his impunity.
How Tigers' can get away from current crisis? Highly profession coach escaped the question with his diplomatic answer saying, "this is not the last time we are playing in Bangladesh. So, I don't think I'll answer this question."