It’s not a great film title, but we’d watch. We will watch, in fact.
Kumar Sangakkara had two years as captain, but, like Mahela Jayawardene before him, jacked the job in because of the pressure. Unfortunately, Tillakaratne Dilshan’s minced thumb has meant Sri Lanka need a stand-in and after much ‘ah, come on, there has to be somebody else,’ Sangakkara is back.
Political interference is often cited as being one of the reasons why the Sri Lanka captaincy is such a pain in the balls, but it’s all a bit vague. Is it more than that?
The lack of concrete information sets your mind on a path that leads to images of suited men cheering as the Sri Lanka cricket captain unicycles semi-naked. After bringing them all cocktails served in tankards made out of polar bear feet, the men make him dance a tearful jig while pelting him with slugs.
Assuming that’s all factual, you can see why Kumar Sangakkara doesn’t want the job.