Australian captain Pat Cummins has spoken out about the protests at Galle Stadium as a result of the economic and political crisis in the island nation, saying he has received too many messages asking about his safety from home.
“Protest tomorrow, you can’t avoid it. We have received a lot of messages from back home which read, ‘How’s it? hope you’re OK.’ We have felt completely fine,” said the captain.
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Stating that one could hear the protest ‘turned into a party’, Cummins said he spoke to local staff to understand the dire situation currently prevailing in the country.
“They (Sri Lankans) are trying it really hard. They are eating food one day, trying to stop eating one day and feed their children. It is really tough,” he said.
The Australian captain also stated that “the point was really at home for him” that he was able to travel around the world, only to “in some ways” play cricket and see its impact.
On the field, however, it was Sri Lanka who dominated the game with Dinesh Chandimal’s maiden double century and Prabhat Jayasuriya’s six-wicket haul to level the series at 1-1.
was reflected in the victory World Sri Lanka surpassed its neighbors in the Test Championship rankings India And Pakistan is moving towards the third position as Australia has slipped to the second position.
Cummins also said that this defeat has given a lesson to the Australian team. India The tour, which is tentatively scheduled for February-March 2023.
“I think half our batting lineup and half our bowling lineup haven’t played much here in the subcontinent. So the experience on these two different wickets, I think we learned a lot from that to carry to India next year.
He added: “Most likely in Australia you only play one spinner, so in the background, you are trying to groom some other guys so that they can get a chance in India.”