I expected that Mahela will make amends for his failure in the first Test, where he scored 12 and 19 respectively.
However, he did worse in the second Test with his disgraceful showing of 3 and 0, which shows an average of 8.5 in four innings he played in both Tests, so far!
As usual Mahela uses the microphone for six months and the bat for the rest of the six months in a year.
One who follows him closely will know this truth very well.
Unfortunately, he is in the six month period he plays with the microphone now and you will hear a lot of his nonsense until he starts playing with his bat.
Please don’t ask me when! Now he blames the dropped catches for the team's defeat when everyone knows it is the batting flop beginning with him is the cause for the defeat. How can you win a Test after contributing just 3 and 0?
The team's score of (156) in the first innings of the second Test matched a T/20 score but the number of overs (43.4) our team faced resembled to an ODI.
However, the second innings score (103) was something less than what we see in a T/20 match although the number of overs bowled were 24.2, our shortest ever in Test history!
Losing a Test by an innings and 201 runs in just three days is an utter disgrace and there is no excuse whatsoever for a debacle of this nature.
This is the team's third heaviest and its worst in almost in 12 years. With injuries to the bowlers and batsmen, especially Sangakkara, we don’t need a rocket scientist to predict the fate of the third and final Test.
I leave the debate on the on-going tussle between the captain and SLC for the experts for the moment but my question is how will it recover from the shameful defeat in the second Test.
I don’t want to hear anything further from Mahela and I am frantically searching for my ear plugs!
- Asian Tribune -