Twitter Reactions: Thisara Perera announced Sri Lanka’s limited overs team captain

While some felt that it was the right decision others questioned the selector’s choice.

Thisara Perera
Thisara Perera. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

The musical chairs for the Sri Lankan captaincy continued as the selectors announced a new skipper for Indian series. Following whitewashes against South Africa, Pakistan and India at home, omitting Upul Tharanga as a captain didn’t come as a surprise.

However, there were some eyebrows raised with Thisara Perera being announced as the One Day International captain for the Islanders. He is also expected to lead the visitors in the three T20 internationals scheduled after the ODI series.


The Sri Lankan cricket has been going through a bad patch as of late. They have been facing crisis whether it has been in their performances or their administration. Nothing seems to be falling in place for them at the moment.

This is the fifth time we have seen a captaincy change this year. The likes of Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Upul Tharanga and now Thisara Perera has been handed over the reigns.

The decision might have also been made, taking into consideration that Tharanga was absent for the T20 international series against Pakistan. While he played the first couple of games at the UAE, he refused to travel Lahore. The opener had opted out of the series due to security reasons.

Twitter was divided over Thisara Perera being appointed as the Sri Lankan captain. While some felt that it was the right decision others questioned the selector’s choice. Some argued that he didn’t have credentials to be rewarded the captaincy. Some others felt Perera would do better with responsibility.

The One Day International series against India is scheduled to kick off at Dharamshala from the 10th of December. The T20I series will commence from the 20th of December at Cuttack.

Here are some of the Twitter reactions regarding Thisara Perera’s appointment as the Sri Lankan skipper: