Sanath Jayasuriya questioned the wisdom of Kumar Sangakkara making his choice of batting line-up for the World Cup public, saying as skipper, Sangakkara should be more responsible about the statements he made.
’’You can have your opinions as an individual, but when you are in a position of responsibility, you must be careful of what you say in public," the most capped one-day player in the history of the game told Deccan Herald.
Sangakkara’s preferred line-up as mentioned to the media does not include Jayasuriya, the current captain plumping instead for younger guys like Dinesh Chandimal and Jeevan Mendis who are not in the squad for the tri-series under way.
"I am not disappointed, it’s just an individual making a statement," the 41-year-old Jayasuriya reiterated.
"Anybody has the freedom to do so, but we must remember that there is a system in place, there are four selectors whose job it is to pick the team. Yes, the captain must have a say, I agree, but at the end of the day, the players must play the game and the administrators must run it.