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Thirimanne badly needed a big score, says his brother

Sri Lankan top order batsman Lahiru Thirimanne’s ton against tough opposition (England) on Sunday has made his brother Thulanidu Thirimanne very happy.

Thirimanne badly needed a big score, says his brother

The 31-year old left-handed batsman Lahiru’s score of 111 runs included one dozen fours.

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“I am very happy about him. It’s a good comeback. He desperately needed a kind of comeback. I only said trust yourself and remind you of your big scores,” his brother, now living in Tokyo, said exclusively over the telephone.

Lahiru’s second hundred in Test cricket came in his 37th Test and a gap of over seven years. His unbeaten knock of 155 runs came against Bangladesh at the same ground.

“I am not following his stats. But I have faithful trust about his technique and mindset and I hope he scores many more hundreds,” the brother added.

Incidentally, both brothers played cricket for Prince of Wales College in Moratuwa.

“My brother was very good at his studies at school. Most of the time he was the first in class.”

It is said that Lahiru used to carry his study books even during the matches and read them in spare time.

“I was good at cricket during my school days. Destiny showed the opposite side for us. But we do have skills mixed. As an example, my brother does have a very good mindset that will keep him doing good and provides good comebacks,” the brother concluded.

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