Sri Lanka minus its star players most of whom have retired was no match to Virat Kohi and his boys but Kudos to our cricket team for winning the Galle Test match with a big margin to post their biggest overseas win. Our women’s team success in the just concluded World Cup seems to have inspired our men’s team who looked more focused in their goal after learning about the popularity which the former was gaining after their brilliant performance in England during the Cup.
Our cricket Board missed a golden opportunity to groom youngsters and an young untested team could have been sent to Sri Lanka which too could have won over the present depleted Lankan outfit. The Galle Test Match was followed by a very few people but the entire nation rooted for our Women’s team in the world cup. Time is ripe for the government and sports ministry to pay good remuneration to women players so that more women take up the game in our country as we have the talent to be world beaters in this sport.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)