News filtering in now that a psychotic man identifying himself as only ‘the blogger’ has attacked and killed several of the Sri Lankan batsmen after yesterdays Final against Bangladesh.
The man had thrown leather balls at the team bus, shouting profanities and then demanded Upul Tharanga try to ‘run him out with the bus because that is he is all he is good for’. He then dragged out Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene, lined him up against the bus and had started throwing stones 2 feet either side of him, taunting him to ‘edge that you useless git’.
He then ransacked several players kit bags, early reports indicate it may have been Chamara Kapugedara’s and Upul Tharanga’s, pulled out their bats and had broken them at the handle. The crazy eyed man then rammed the handles up the players arses yelling ‘you dont need the rest of the bat, the way you play you sorry excuse for a top order player’.
Several players tried to reason with the man, namely Sangakkara and Maharoof, and a for a minute the man seemed to have calmed down, but when Sangakkara told the man ‘you are destroying your ‘character’ ‘, ‘the blogger’ attacked him with renewed anger. He smashed in Kumar’s fingers with his boot and told Sangakkara ‘make runs, not cricinfo articles’
At this point, Jehan Mubarak had slipped into his swimming trunks and had taken out his water polo ball and was poised for an attack himself, this seemed to somehow amuse the man, who with a swift kick to Jehan’s tender area took him hostage.
Several other players, who had initially been knocked unconcious when the bus toppled over, had now regained their barings. Ajantha Mendis, Nuwan Kulesakara and Murali all lined up as one man. Upon spotting Ajantha Mendis the man seemed to have been transfixed and lost his grip on Mubarak, who escaped to ring his dad for help.
Murali, Nuwan and Mendis later spoke with the man and told him they felt the same way that he did.
The man told them that he would have never hurt the bowlers and that he loved them.
Reports are unclear as to what happened next but the man had slipped away into the night but only after telling Mahela that he will be hearing from him again.