Sleepless nights for captain Angelo – Thilanga


by Rex Clementine

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Thilanga Sumathipala revealed yesterday that captain Angelo Mathews has been spending sleepless nights for the last 11 days. Is Mathews worrying about whether Bangladesh will record their maiden Test win over Sri Lanka? Not exactly.

SLC President went onto reveal that Angelo had become a dad. The captain’s wife had given birth to a boy, the couple’s first child 11 days ago.

Speaking to The Island, Mathews said that the baby is well and will be christened shortly.

He has not yet decided on a name for the child and it will be interesting to see whether the boy will be called Jacques after father’s favourite cricketer. South African great Jacques Kallis is Mathews’ favourite cricketer.

Mathews had arranged for a meeting with Kallis to discuss cricket during Sri Lanka’s recent visit to South Africa. They had arranged to meet in Cape Town, where Kallis lives. However, the meeting never took place as Mathews had to return home early due to injury.

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