Chaminda Vaas’ omission totally unjustified
As a person who watched the IPL from the commencement with great interest, I could single out Vaas’ feat in their last match of the preliminary stage against the Delhi Dare Devils as the best of the best, almost on parallel with the Rajasthan Royals’ victory in the final over against Deccan Charges.
Vass, who was given a rest for about three or four matches prior to this match was called up by his captain Adam Gilchrist for the must win match for the Deccan Charges.
He had to bowl the last over where the Dare Devils had to score 14 runs or so for a win to enter the semi-finals.
At the crease for the final over was England’s Twenty20 captain, the prolific Paul Collingwood who had just reached 50 but failed to score the required runs for victory except for a single or two due to the superb bowling of Vaas as his yorkers was unplayable.
Anyone who watched his performance that night will agree that it is an insult to omit him from the World Twenty20 squad, and instead select players with political backing who will only be passengers.
The writer does not have favourites among the Sri Lankan team except for skipper Kumar Sangakkara who should be admired for his superb oratorical skills. He is one who could play a dual role as a cricketer as well as an ambassador.
For the information of all Sri Lankan fans, our Lasith Malinga permormed extremely well with the ball and featured in Sunday’s final.
Duleep Casie Chetty,