Tillakaratne: ‘We must back our boys’

The Sri Lankan batting coach called on his team to “forget what has happened and look for the future and bat long and dig deep.”

Sri Lanka lost 11 wickets in two sessions of cricket.   -  AP

Hashan Tillakaratne, Sri Lanka’s batting coach, sought patience from his team’s supporters.

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“We batted poorly but I am sure the boys have realised where they went wrong and will surely come out with a better plan. There are many things you can say when the team is not doing well but this is the time we must back these guys,” Tillakaratne told the media here on Sunday.

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The former Sri Lanka captain said that the team should “forget what has happened and look for the future and bat long and dig deep.”

He also pointed out that the team had earlier defeated Australia. “We won 3-0 against Australia with the same side but we are a little down in confidence. We just need one or two guys to put up their hands and do a miracle. I am sure the boys want to do the needful,” he said.