Island Cricket

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

[Video] The Sri Lankan brand of Cricket [2]

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Sri Lanka's fan base has extended beyond the shores of Sri Lanka. Gone are the days when Sri Lankan Cricket was only followed by it's die hard fan base on the island. With Youtube and other online video hosts portraying the islanders talent, youngsters from various other nations are showing interest in Lanka cricket, not to mention the number of Americans following the Lions these days. My videos have a collective view count of over 1.5 Million, Youtube is taking Cricket to the the average American household, something even the ICC has failed to do.

The Lions' brand of cricket is the key to it's following. Sri Lanka have always been known for their aggressive and positive approach to Cricket, The Sri Lankan brand of Cricket.





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The Sri Lankan brand of Cricket [1]



6 Comments:

Rekha said...

I have been a great fan of your work since your early days on Google video. This is by far one of your finest videos, I noticed how you managed to highlight Aravinda in his earliest triumphs and his last hurrah. Great work! I like how you portrayed Sri Lanka's aggressive approach to batting even as far as 1982 and then the arrival of little kalu. I have subscribed to your email news letter and continue to be a fan of your work.

Anonymous said...

Very nicely done hilal.

Sanjay said...

Fantastic work with this video, such rare footage and so very well compiled.

Youtube [Pull] Comments said...

What a wonderful brand of cricket you blokes play! I have to say, flamboyant, not always successful, but who the hell cares, because when it comes off it is very very special! For a country with such a shoddy infrastructure in cricket etc, there must be some insane amount of talent to get this kind of quality out. Imagine that talent and our facilities, we would literally never ever lose a match, even without sledging :P ...

Youtube said...

As always, wonderful work Hilal! It's amazing to see footage from some of de Silva's earliest innings and some of his very last in the same clip. If you have any more footage of de Silva's innings please share it with us. Cheers!

Youtube said...

Yeah..I still remember how "lil Kalu" performed in that B&H 95/96 series in OZ. I was just 11 year old boy then...He was da man for Sri Lanka team in dat series..but he dint do much well in da 96 worldcup followed by that siries as we(Sri Lankans)expected

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