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Dimuth Karunaratne urges batters to show responsibility
Sri Lanka

Dimuth Karunaratne urges batters to show responsibility

Coming into the Colombo Test, Sri Lanka had an ideal opportunity to win or draw the game and claim a glorious start to their campaign in the ICC World Test Championship. However, New Zealand brought their best game forward to sink hosts Sri Lanka and draw the two-game Test series.

Sri Lanka’s skipper Dimuth Karunaratne, as per the expectations, was extremely disappointed to see his team throwing away a golden opportunity to win a red-ball series. ‘Freedom’ has been a popular word during the opening batsman’s leadership tenure and he moved forward to use it to urge his batting department to produce better displays.

The 31-year old, while reflecting on the second Test, reiterated that freedom doesn’t mean to hit every ball you see. Karunaratne said that his idea about freedom is to have a free mind and being relaxed to execute your plans nicely. He further highlighted the importance of spending more time on the crease as he also rued his shot-selection. Nevertheless, he is confident about producing better shows in the forthcoming assignments.