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.
Published - Nov 29, 2017 9:51 pm | Updated - Nov 29, 2017 9:51 pm
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:
Baffling decision! Thisara perera finds hard to find place in playing 11 and had history of injuries. Things not looking good
— Kevin Mario (@imkevmar) November 29, 2017
— Darth Vader (@jeetsh_k) November 29, 2017
Joke of the year "Thisara perera will be the leader of SL cricket team" The leader also same as the team. #RIP_SLCricket ??
— Samith Anuruddha (@SamithAnuruddha) November 29, 2017
@PereraThisara Congratulations!!! Its a BIG Cap. Wear it humbly.
— Asitha Kalinga (@akalinga) November 29, 2017
— Bala (@IPoetBala) November 29, 2017
I doubt Thisara perera will bowl in ODI'S anymore ?
Wellofcourse he deserves captaincy stint for atleast one year ?#FullTossSaved
— Jameshubert (@ImJames_) November 29, 2017
— Thisara Perera Fans (@ThisaraPereraFC) November 29, 2017
Thisara Perera named new SL ODI captain. Lol. Ennada musical chairs veladindrukeenga? ? 5th player to captain SL… https://t.co/bOZtKvCzSN
— Vamsi Kota (@vamsisparkz) November 29, 2017
Arjuna captained Sri Lanka for 8 years.
8 Players captained Sri Lanka in this year.
— chathurka (@chathurka82) November 29, 2017
This is SL, and In SriLanka, anything is possible mate ?
— HifAshes (@D0ubleH007) November 29, 2017
— Namal Rajapaksa (@RajapaksaNamal) November 29, 2017
— Mohamed Afrid (@AfridLiz) November 29, 2017
I should have been born in Sri Lanka. Would have become an international Cricketer and possibly would have become the captain too.
— Abhishek (@Sajjanlaunda) November 29, 2017
Thisara Perera is the new scapegoat of SL Cricket.
Let the Legend enjoy his T20 league cricket. #INDvSL
— Tabrez Shaikh (@its_tabrez_4u) November 29, 2017
— Azzam Ameen (@AzzamAmeen) November 29, 2017
Congratulations to @PereraThisara on being the captain for the ODI & T 20 series vs India. All the best you deserve it.
— Roshan Abeysinghe (@RoshanCricket) November 29, 2017
Wishing SLC new captain @PereraThisara all the very best..? come on panda ?
— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) November 29, 2017
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) November 29, 2017
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) November 29, 2017
— Adharsh Bharadwaj (@cricadharsh) November 29, 2017
— Third Man? (@imSanath7) November 29, 2017
Hope Perera will be the Darren Sammy of Sri Lanka.
— Thivi (@DArmChairCritic) November 29, 2017
BREAKING: Thisara Perera has finally cemented his place in the Limited Overs team after eight years since his debut.
— E5BNcricinfo ? (@E5BNcricinfo) November 29, 2017
When you get to know Thisara Perera is the new SL ODI Captain https://t.co/Kbv6OVTEY5
— Krishna ? (@Cric_Lama) November 29, 2017
Thisara Perera appointed as ODI and T20 captain?! Dark times ahead lads! #
— Ziiyaa (@Zee_Boii) November 29, 2017
If Thisara Perera can become ODI Captain of a side then you can also do anything in life. Never give up hope
— Abhishek ?? #408 (@ImAbhishek7_) November 29, 2017
Thisara Perera named new SL ODI captain. Lol. Ennada musical chairs veladindrukeenga? ? 5th player to captain SL in 2017 after Matthews, Tharanga, Kapugedara & Malinga!
— Srini Mama ? (@SriniMama16) November 29, 2017