Before the decisive match of Sri Lanka against Pakistan to make their spot as the last team in the semifinal of ICC Champions Trophy, 2017, Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews has acknowledged his personal contribution to the team and therefore expressed hopes to continue it in the next occasion as well.
While talking in the post-match press briefing, Mathews said, “You know, I think, even though I am the captain of the team, I have always tried to contribute as a batter and a bowler and on the field because I am another player when I get into the field.”
“So my contribution is also very important to the team. So I try my very best to try and concentrate on what I have to do rather than thinking about the captaincy and too many other things happening. So I have always focused on what I have to do with the job at hand” – he said.
The 30 year old right handed all – rounder led his side from the front in their monumental victory against India in the group match keeping the hopes alive for reaching the semifinals after entering into the tournament with the level of an ‘underdog’.
Angelo Mathews also said his side is just concentrating on how to get better and better each day.
“Every single game is an opportunity and an experience to learn for the team” – he added.