Former Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene who was working with the Sri Lanka National Cricket Team as a consultant, has decided to exit the bio-bubble ahead of the Super 12 stage of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.
The main reason behind Mahela Jayawardene deciding to leave the bio-bubble was the prolonged stay in quarantine. He stated:
“It’s tough. I just counted that I have been 135 days in quarantine and bubbles since June and I am in (the) last legs.”
Former Sri Lanka cricketer said that he haven’t seen his daughter for a long period. Also, he assured team Sri Lanka that he will stay connected with the group through technology.
“But I totally understand and I told them I will be with the group with the technology that we have. I hope that anyone can understand that being a father that I haven’t seen my daughter for that many days. I definitely need to get back home,” Jayawardene was quoted by The Island Online.
The Batting Area Is Something We Still Need To Work – Mahela Jayawardene
The 44-year-old mentioned that team Sri Lanka has a lot of work to do on the batting side of things. Jayawardene said:
“We have spoken about this individually. The batting area is something we still need to work on quite a bit and continue to do so.”
Further, Mahela Jayawardene added that the Sri Lankan bowlers have an amazing skill set, and they are trying to improve. He asserted:
“The bowling group has a lot of skill sets and creating situation awareness and match-ups to improve the skill set we had. I think so far we have been very good in executing that and hopefully, they will be able to do that even though it’s going to be tougher,”
Ahead of joining Sri Lanka T20 World Cup 2021 squad, Mahela Jayawardene was with Mumbai Indians as a coach, and before that, he was engaged in coaching duties with Southern Braves.