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    December 13, 2005

    Jayasuriya destroys his TV set

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    In news just coming out of Sri Lanka, discarded ex-skipper and opener Sanath Jayasuriya has just destroyed his television set by throwing his remote control on it.

    While it is as yet unknown about whether it was pent up anger at his exclusion which forced him to do so, sources close to him inform us that he did so because he was livid at Sri Lanka's collapse from 109/1 to 123/5 on the fourth day of the Delhi test against India.

    One of his friends, who wishes to remain unnamed, told this correspondent that he heard Sanath scream "I can bat better with the remote control than these buggers can do with the bat!". He also added that while that was just an approximate translation, there was a liberal dose of choice expletives in Sinhalese hurled at the players who got out, the Sri Lankan cricket board, the selectors and the team management.

    Sri Lanka require 313 more runs to win with five wickets in hand and one day remaining.


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    Where do you here news like this? This is a great story but a little sad. Jayasuriya is such a great player and always seemed to have a lot of inner balance or whatever. I feel for a guy like him to be at home while his beloved team struggles.

    By Anonymous Anonymous (14-Dec-2005, 6:22:00 pm)  

    Warren: I was being facetious, in case it wasn't too obvious. I'm fairly sure he'd have done a better job than Gunawardene or Mubarak

    By Blogger Jagadish (14-Dec-2005, 7:24:00 pm)  

    This story rocks. (or remotes). Great to see some passion still exists for Test cricket. If I had more money then I do, I'd smash my television too sometimes.

    In fact, I don't know how I managed to go through the Ashes without smashing something.

    By Blogger Scott Wickstein (15-Dec-2005, 6:49:00 am)  

    Scott, the Ashes games were smashing in themselves, weren't they? :)

    By Blogger Jagadish (15-Dec-2005, 10:56:00 am)  

    oops! ya got me. still sad to see him left out. wonder if any questions will be asked about his absence back in Sri Lanka.

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