The players who fought together are now in different camps during the Indian Premier League. Many Sri lankan caps are in the IPL teams. Former Sri lankan captains Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardana are not only playing as batsmen but they are also the Captain of their teams, Deccan Charges and Kochi Tuskers respectively. Current Sri Lankan captain Thilakarathna Dilshan is playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Now we have come to the latter part of the IPL first rounds. Mumbai Indians was one of the dominent team having lead by God of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar with a power house of batting skills in Kieron Pollard, Andrew Symonds, Rohith Sharma and little wicket keeper batsman Ambati Rayudu. But the secret of their success has not always been due to their batting but die to one guys performance. Yes Lasith Malinga’s performance was outstanding during this IPL having being the sole owner of the purple cap (The cap for maximum wicket taker).
Lasith Malinga has already taken 27 wickets in the 12 matches he played so far (Average 9.88 and Economy rate 5.68). Malinga’s team mate Munaf Patel is in the second position of most wicket takers list with 17 wickets and he is ten more wickets behind the Malinga. So there is no way any one taking Malinga’s purple cap in this season.
Fifty ninth match in this IPL season was between Mumbai Indians and Decan Charges. Decan Charges won the match and following incident occur at the end of the match. Please watch the video.
Yes if you are a Sinhalease speaker you know what Sanga told Mali. “Digatama palayan athaarinna epaa thoppiya”. That means ” Go ahead , don’t give away the purple cap”. That is how highly admired gentleman cricketer Kumar Sangakkara showed the Sri Lankan spirit even though they are in different IPL franchises. Sri Lanka is proud to have players like this.
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