Dinesh Chandimal says he aimed to be proactive against the spinners and at the same time rotate the strike.
Speaking after his splendid innings yesterday that propelled Sri Lanka to an innings and 39 run victory, Chandimal said what he did, finally worked.
Struggling for form and leading a team in crisis, Chandimal scored just 24 runs across four innings in 2018-19 and didn’t pass 15 in an innings.
The last time Dinesh Chandimal played a Test series against Australia he was captain of a sinking ship.
He smashed an unbeaten 206 against Australia in Galle to set up the hosts’ innings and 39-run victory.
Chandimal said he was over the moon.
He has been dropped countless times, routinely brought in and out of Sri Lanka’s team since his debut in 2011.
He said “I’ve been in the side, not in the side, but your family and wife is always there. I also want to thank my teammates, who’ve always been there as well as my support staff and the fans.”