Certain member’s from the Sri Lanka team management, after a video leaked earlier in the day praising coach Chandika Hathurasingha for the astonishing victory against South Africa in Durban test, are putting the blame and trying to frame a journalist who was in the stadium, Cricket Age reliably learns.
On Saturday, Kusal Perera made history in Durban. On the fourth day of first test, when Sri Lanka were certain to face anotger humiliating defeat, Perera emerged as saviour. Against world’s best bowling line up, Perera produced probably the greatest test innings of all time and miraculously won the match for Sri Lanka!
It will indeed go down as one of the greatest victory in Cricket history. Not only Sri Lanka fans, entire world cricket and fans around the globe are equally thrilled with the miracle and hailing, saluting Perera and his teammates alike!
However, amidst all these, just few hours after Durban miracle, a dodgy video surfaced on social sites, where all the Sri Lanka players are praising head coach Chandika Hathurasingha and saying that they played for the coach!
According to sources, the video was recorded by a team staff member, who doesn’t know Sinhalese and is very close and long time aide of Hathurasingha. More importantly, the video was recorded through a high density camera. Thereafter, it was edited by another staff member.
However, when fans opposed the video and raised questions over it’s leaking, now the real culprits are trying to frame the said innocent jouranist, who is in South Africa to cover the tour!
The timing of the video is suspectful for another reason! In last few weeks, after it emerged that Hathurusingha had charged Sri Lanka cricket 60,000 dollars for a assessment report, he has been facing a backlash from all the corners. Sports Ministry has approached AGs department to review Hathurusingha’s contract. He has been removed as one of the selector. Right now, Hathurusingha is not in good terms with SLC and selection committee.
Moreover, it looks like the players were forced to praise Hathurusingha, as it seems unreal that suddenly all players decided to praise the coach by their own!