Sanath Jayasuriya terms home series defeat to India as painful

Sanath Jayasuriya terms home series defeat to India as painful

“It is very painful for me. Losing a home series is always tough and especially to lose in this fashion," he said.

Sanath Jayasuriya
Sanath Jayasuriya. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Former Sri Lankan skipper and the current chairman of selectors of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Sanath Jayasuriya, recently expressed his disappointment over the home series loss to India. Team India whitewashed Sri Lanka in the 3-match Test series with capped off the final Test with yet another innings victory. Needless to say, they made the Sri Lankan team look very meek. All the three Test defeats were by a huge margin.

This certainly is a cause for concern for Sanath Jayasuriya now. He noted that the players are feeling very low at the moment. Hence, they need to be backed no mattter what. As per the quotes in Cricbuzz, Jayasuriya emphasized on the fact that they need to address the issue soon.

“It is very painful for me. Losing a home series is always tough and especially to lose in this fashion. We have done well against India at home over the years and we need to find a way out of this now. The players are down at the moment and we need to support them and give confidence. It’s up to them then to come up with answers and more importantly how fast can they come up with those answers. The coaching staff needs to come up with plans as to how we can address this issue,” quoted Sanath Jayasuriya.

Bridging the gap

The former skipper accepted the fact that currently there is a big gap between their domestic and international circuit. They are in a desperate need to bridge the gap through more training sessions. A long term solution has to be arrived at.

“No doubt there’s a big gap between club and international cricket. We address that gap during our training sessions, but that’s not the long-term solution. We need to pick someone who is clever and someone who has got the patience to work with the young team,” said Jayasuriya.