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    Sangakkara was selfish to quit as captain !

    He ditched the team when there was no other person to take the burden of captaincy unexpectedly when the team really needed a leader when Sri Lanka lost the WC Final. As captain he should have stayed on till there was a proper person to take over..he just quit purely for selfish reasons. That's not right as a leader.

    A person is chosen to represent the country and that should be the highest honour any countryman should experience. On top of that he was the captain. He should make decisions which should be good for the team/country not him self.
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    he is selfish to have taken up cricket. should've joined the army

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    Balls, you're right, I forgot that it's his unavoidable moral duty to prioritise Sri Lankan cricket over everything else in his life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bun View Post
    he is selfish to have taken up cricket. should've joined the army
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    I think, reading between the lines of more than one article written on Sanga's resignation, the great man wasn't entirely happy with the direction from above, as it were.

    SL's selectors do seem to be pretty clueless as a whole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bun View Post
    he is selfish to have taken up cricket. should've joined the army
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    stupid comments, was expecting a bit more intellectual answers..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nnanden View Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by nookie_lk View Post
    stupid comments, was expecting a bit more intellectual answers..
    Charmed, I'm sure.

    I was making a serious point; I think Sanga felt he couldn't carry on as captain with Sri Lanka being taken in a direction he didn't necessarily agree with.

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    Fair enough if that was the real case.

    Still many think that he should have continued at least another year to groom another captain till then. Yeah you don't get exactly what u like in a working environment, We don't just quit simply cus there is a problem. If there was someone to take over i think its a decent decision. but not the way he dumped SL cricket in a dilemma just after a big loss.

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    Charmed, I'm sure.

    I was making a serious point; I think Sanga felt he couldn't carry on as captain with Sri Lanka being taken in a direction he didn't necessarily agree with.

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    Depends on whether you consider it worth losing Sanga the captain to have Sanga the batsman at his best. Think it's an acceptable compromise.

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    That'd have to happen though.

    Dravid quitting captaincy had no positive effect on his batting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    That'd have to happen though.

    Dravid quitting captaincy had no positive effect on his batting.
    Yeah, that's true. But surely that would have been the main reason behind his quitting captaincy.. that he couldn't deal with all the associated pressures of captaincy and tussling with the Board, selectors etc. without it starting to affect his own game.

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    Also, when he's not captain, Sanga can play longer in the IPL....

    As the new captain, Dilshan had to leave the IPL earlier for the tour of England.

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