After the arrival of Chandika Hathurusingha, Sri Lanka Cricket has returned to winning formula! In the first tour itself under Hathurusingha wings, Sri Lanka won all three trophies in Bangladesh, and gave something to cheer to fans after a disastrous 2017.
However, Graeme Labrooy, Sri Lanka’s Chief Selector has been proving a misfit in the setup, thanks to his ‘Unstable Approach’ and baised selection.
Particularly on Lasith Malinga, it seems he has some personal issues with the iconic fast bowler. On February 17th, he said that if Lasith Malinga would prove his fitness and form, he has the chance to be selected for the Nidahas trophy.
Within first two days of Ongoing Local T20 tournament, Malinga proved both : Form and Fitness. In three matches, he his bowling figures were 4-0-30-2, 4-0-31-3 and 4-0-34-3.
Yet, he was not picked in the squad! Fans, saddened and frustrated by continues snub of Malinga, without any proper explanation, repressed their disappointment and ridiculed Labrooy on twitter.
There were hundreds of post on the thread of #Bringbackmalinga, and most of the fan blamed Labrooy for unfair treatment to Malinga.
“Dayasiri and the stupid selectors want to revenge from one of the greatest cricketers we have. Shame on these political fools 😠😠😠” wrote Chandima Lakmal.
“Ignoring Malinga because he pointed out your bloody mistakes?” wrote Saminda Kularathne.
“10 wkts in 3 matches but still no malinga even in preliminary squad. What is the point??” wrote Asanka.
“@OfficialSLC Sumathipala and Co. explain why Malinga is not included in the squad? #BringBackMalinga” wrote Theekshana Jayakody.
“What wrong with squad selectors? Malinga is dropped out? He once was a t20 captain @OfficialSLC” wrote Aadhil.
“selectors should give atleast one chance to malinga in nidahas trophy. before this labrooy told that malinga is our key gun bowler for upcomming nidahas trophy . but now he told that malinga is road for world cup 2019 . shameless” wrote Mohammad Altaf.
“Dinesh Chandimal Captain..
Suranga Lakmal Vice Captain of a T20i team 😝😝😝
I am no more a Sri Lankan supporter..
#BringBackMalinga @OfficialSLC” wrote Faiq.