‘Yes, prior experience helped me to work out Bangladesh,’ says Hathurusingha
Sri Lanka, completed the tour of Bangladesh with a perfect note, swaying the flying Tigers into the ground. What strategies made the home team so poor in their own soil became talk of the town and according to many one, it definitely conducted by the ‘just former’ head coach Chandika Hathurusingha who is wholly acquainted with bits and pieces of Bangladesh cricketers over the past few years.
Not trying to deny the fact, Hathurusingha himself admitted knowing Bangladesh cricketers closely facilitated him developing strategies over the tour.
“I think, yes, of course,” he said; “to be honest, I could plan out each and every cricketer of Bangladesh team as I have prior experiences with them. I know how they react and play under pressure situations.”
“In first two matches, they were a tough opponent for us in accordance with my expectations. In fact, I would be a very frustrated if that did not happen because I do not leave anything behind me. So, I was happy for them,” he continued.
“And look, how my team came back then, I was happy for that too. Largely, it was a very important and ultimately successful tour for me, I’m contented,” Chandika Hathurusingha.
Bangladesh have more upcoming issues against Sri Lanka in the near future. Within less than a month, the Tigers will be in Lion’s den to participate in the 2018 Nidahas Trophy.