I admit, I have a problem

Being a Sri Lankan cricket fan right now is a bit like being an alcoholic. A manic depressive. And Ted Bundy.

For the longest time, you deny that  you even have a problem. You start with a couple of world cup final losses. A test match here and there. And before you know it you are knee deep in series losses. Improbable losses and just end up feeling ashamed.

You cry by yourself. You contemplate cutting yourself. You call up a sponsor and talk to him about supporting the new and young Australian side and then they get rolled over for 47. This leads you to googling about symptoms of depression. And convince yourself you are without much hope.

You stay up late, in the dark, in your living room, just mumbling to yourself. You masturbate to clips of old wins on  youtube. This makes you both happy and sad at the same time.

Then when you least expect it you’re given a chance to think that maybe you’ve sorted yourself out. But a couple of days later you fall off the wagon harder than you ever have.

The fact that I am writing this out is proof I know I have a problem. Help us. Help us.


  1. Kosala said:

    “You masturbate to clips of old wins on youtube.”

    This was damn funny. 😀

    Cricket really is agonizing to watch these days. I switched to following the matches on cricinfo, but our boys proved in the last match that even that is too depressing.

    November 22, 2011
  2. Chavie said:

    Let’s just pretend we’re not into this game… cricket? what cricket? 😯

    November 22, 2011
  3. shashindra said:

    there is a very big problem with the Sri Lankan Cricket team and I believe its more psychological. they posses the talent but unable to make it happen.
    Cricket started to become boring until the Aussies won the 2nd test at the last minute. 🙂

    November 22, 2011
  4. Akila said:

    Well….it is really hard to figure what the problem is but there is an over reliance on certain individuals in the team…and the other players play around them which has been the problem always…the thing is that murali and vaas not only bowled well but took responsibility and scored a few vital runs here and there too….the young players seem to play for their own survival and not for the team….and our team will never move forward unless they change this trend…:(

    November 22, 2011
  5. Iraj Hettiarachchi said:

    Its like you have some sort of surveillance camera mounted at my home; I have ALL the symptoms, and a few more!

    But seriously, relax. The future is bright. Chamara Silva has been recalled to the side!

    November 22, 2011
  6. sourabh said:

    i would like to say that srilanka is so much dependent on three players sanga,dilshan and mahela ,angelo mathews and dinesh chandimal shoul be given more chances top of order.and find out some hard hitting and refreshing talent at domestic level

    November 25, 2011
  7. gihan said:

    peter roebuck , gary speed……. are you going to kill your self???? i might if i had to hear sanath jayasuriya speak again!!!

    November 29, 2011
  8. kirbyakasid said:

    This was hilarious, but I’ll never watch cricket clips on you tube without blushing again.

    December 1, 2011
  9. somebodyinSL said:

    lol…funny read:)

    March 5, 2012

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