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    Sri Lanka lead the world...

    ... in sportsmanship.

    Did anybody see Sangakkara have that little chat with Rudi Koertzen after this last Test versus Australia? The dude seemed so breezy and he just accepted it! Smiles and everything! And that's not the first time I've seen a Sri Lankan act so well. Mahela Jayawardene's behaviour after losing the 2007 World Cup for me set the standard for how captains should behave.

    Are Sri Lanka the best team for sportsmanship in the world of cricket? I think so...

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    Sanga's is basically the best sportsman in the world IMO.
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    By a wide margin, always very gracious in defeat, magnanimous in victory and the one thing that really stands out is Jayawardene's handling of the end of the WC Final.
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    Agree, completely. Great class to their players, and that World Cup final stood out in my mind a lot.
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    Yep, as Punter said, they're a pleasure to play. Great group of guys.

    If only their fans could be as gracious. Some ridiculous stuff gets flung around on the Sri Lankan cricket forums.

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    Those Lankans are liked in Australia, aren't they?

    Just a shame the same favour can't be given to a certain wristspinner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sideshowtim View Post
    Yep, as Punter said, they're a pleasure to play. Great group of guys.

    If only their fans could be as gracious. Some ridiculous stuff gets flung around on the Sri Lankan cricket forums.
    Agree with you there...thats why I don't go to those forums because they are lot of idiots and nuts who turn up there...some whose intellect and mental state need examination..

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    Sri Lanka are indeed a credit to the game with their sportsmanship. You see flashes of it in other Test teams, but it always seems to be there with them.

    Some of the Associates also have a similar attitude (excluding perhaps the Netherlands) - possibly because professionalism has not yet got in the way of playing the game for enjoyment's sake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JASON View Post
    Agree with you there...thats why I don't go to those forums because they are lot of idiots and nuts who turn up there...some whose intellect and mental state need examination..
    Haha, I find this extremely ironic.
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    Knew someone'd go there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Sanga's is basically the best sportsman in the world IMO.
    Agree with this completely.

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