'If we cannot give them the suitable punishment, they will never learn' - Aravinda De Silva on the Sri Lankan bio bubble fiasco

‘If we cannot give them the suitable punishment, they will never learn’ – Aravinda De Silva on the Sri Lankan bio bubble fiasco

Aravinda De Silva also stated that when a bio bubble is created, the rules have to be followed.

Aravinda de Silva
Aravinda de Silva. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Three Sri Lankan cricketers breached the bio bubble protocols, and as a result, they were not allowed to take part in Sri Lanka’s limited-overs series against England. The three cricketers are Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella, and Kusal Mendis.

And now, legendary Sri Lankan batsman Aravinda De Silva has stated that the three accused players already have bad records against their names. De Silva also said that if the three cricketers had been punished earlier for their mistakes, they would not have indulged in indiscipline.

He also opined that if proper punishment is not given to these three players, then they will not learn their lesson.

“These three players have had bad records earlier in their career. If we had given the suitable punishment at that time they would have not repeated this type of mistake. If we cannot give them the suitable punishment, they will never learn a lesson from this incident,” said Aravinda De Silva as quoted by daily news.lk.

They should have realized their misbehaviour: Aravinda De Silva

Aravinda De Silva also added that the trio of Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella, and Kusal Mendis should realize their misbehavior and introspect into their faults. De Silva concluded by stating that when a bio bubble is created, the rules have to be followed.

“They should have realized their misbehaviour and especially what was the fault they have done off the field. They should realise their responsibility and represent the country. When a bio-bubble is created they have to live according to the rules and regulations,” concluded De Silva.

Another batting legend, Kumar Sangakkara also shared his thoughts on the matter. Stating that all these three players are senior players, Sangakkara stated that proper counseling should be given to them.  The 43-year-old Sangakkara concluded by stating that the cricketers should focus on living a positive lifestyle.

“The three players are very senior players, one the vice-captain (Kusal Mendis). There will be an inquiry and there will be a sanction. I hope that support and counseling will be made available to keep developing them, not just skill-wise as cricketers but more as people, to get them really focused on living a positive lifestyle on and off the field,” concluded Kumar Sangakkara.

You can see Kumar Sangakkara speaking in the video below