Island Cricket

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

I have no regrets | Jayasuriya

"People come to me and ask whether I regret not breaking Brian Lara’s record (the first record of 375) when I got that 340. I say no. I am a firm believer that whatever records you get, that comes in the process of helping your team to achieve things. It’s great that as a team we have realised that. We were made to realise that by Arjuna Ranatunga when he was the captain and we’ve remembered that very well to not to put self before the team. None of us play for records.

One of my biggest regrets is not winning a Test match in Australia. True, that we didn’t get that many opportunities. I have played only five Tests in Australia despite playing cricket for 17 years. But I thought we had a great opportunity to do it when we toured there this time. As a kid, I used to look up to the West Indies. But when I started playing, it was to Australia we looked up to raise the bar. They’ve been the best team in the last few years and to not beat them is a massive regret."

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