Island Cricket

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Golden memories and silver tears at Asgiriya

I am not the biggest fan of Elmo's work but something about his last piece in the Ceylon Daily News hit the spot.

"While he failed to emulate the six sixes in an over achieved by Sir Garfield Sobers, Ravi Shastri and Herschelle Gibbs, Jayasuriya rewrote the Test history books by blasting England paceman James Anderson for six fours in an over, which has never before been achieved in the established game.

Sobers and Shastri did it in first class games while Gibbs did it in the one-day game. It was like the lights going off in a carnival when he announced his retirement as cricket fans and the game stopped stupefied unable to come to terms that one of the game's greats was going off the field, never ever to be seen in Test cricket." Writes Elmo.





Sanath's last hurrah

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