Usually when Sri Lankans get on CNN its cuz some moronic LTTE fucker goes and blows himself up.
But yesterday we had our own BALLS OF STEEL, Sanath Jayasuriya, on CNN’s Talk Asia show.
We haven’t always been kind to the great man but we love him nonetheless. The interview was all you expect really, and being the kind man that I am I have given you a few snippets and highlights;
he was asked about how he got into cricket – “I just walked in for practices at school and soon realised I played a bit differently from others”. Coolness.
what do you love about cricket- “Batting, Just love to get out there and hit the ball over the top”. We love it too Sanath. He was the original Sehwag, no nonsense, no bullshit, pick up the bat, walk out and hit the lil fucker as hard and long as you can.
Here they cut to the 96 WC QF v Eng where he belts Defreitas on to the roof and clips the satellite dish.
We thought that was an especially nice touch from CNN.
And of course, what cricket interview would be complete without some actual cricket. Sanath dint bat, he bowled. Actually there was a small glitch. On his run up he got call on his cell.
“Mame TV show ekak karana gaman inne” (I’m doing a TV show right now). The irony about the fact that this little TV shindig was actually CNN made me and the Mrs laugh out loud. Or we Lol’d as they say.
Here is a man who takes CNN as seriously as he takes fast bowlers running up to him.
When he did bowl, he dint really try, when he did, he got the hopeless interviewing bloke, an Aussie (thought I’d add that in there), out bowled.
“You are good, but not good enough for internationals” said Sanath. You cheeky fucker, we were loving it.
He finished off the bit by telling a story about how his Mother got caught to the devastating Tsunami that struck us down in 2004.
I wont spoil it for you.
Go watch the thing here. Its quite brilliant.
With that we induct Sanath (the very first) to our new Hall of Fame,
The HALL OF (Rock Solid) BALLS.
Sanath you are god.
Thanks bro. Must watch it as soon as I go home today.
hahaha that was awesome! very rarely do they do these kinds of interviews in sri lanka…u kno they r too fking formal most of the time..just talks about cricket,cricket and more cricket and that’s it.it’s kinda nice to hear about other thins.I have seen so many interviews of sanath, but this was the first time a guy ever asked him what he actually feels when he goes out to bat.that guy did well for an australian lol.
That hit to the roof of Defraites is probably the highest ive seen a ball go..
nice write up. Jayasooriya will always have a special place no matter how much we may sometimes bitch about him. greatness indeedy!
‘The original Sehwag’ – spot on.
I too posted it my Sanath Jayasuriya blog….
Definitely gonna post this article too in my Blog, as I always said Damith u’ve great writing skills !!!
and for the memento to be presented for his induction in The HALL OF (Rock Solid) BALLS……we coudl give him a titanium plate wiht the impressions of his balls…….what say,eh???
Damith, that is GOLD mate, pure GOLD!
It is always pleasure watching that man. And forget his cricket, I love that man for what he is. For such a legend of the game, such a superstar, he’s still the same simple man who was there 20 years ago. Such a humble guy…
this mmann defies age……one true superstar selfless cricketer 4 u guys 🙂
damn good damith
Shine> thats true, I hate watching SL tv stations do interviews so fucking boring, that phone incident was bloody hilarious!
Q> I think so too, Dint Gilchrist or someone hit the roof in the Testra Dome in Aus? Wonder how high that was.
Sujan> Thanks buddy, go ahead and use away, make sure to link back to me !
Vivek> I think thats an excellent idea, let me see if I can get a shot of the man which the plate.
Sam> I know, he quite brilliant.
NC> Cheers mate.
Jaya is the original sehwag as much as Srikkanth was the original Jaya. Or Kumble was the original Mendis.