I think I’m doing my job perfectly: Thisara
Thisara Perera seems to have rediscovered himself lately, and it can be seen at the Lanka Premier League. So far, everything he touches is turning into gold, be it batting, bowling, fielding or captaining.
Jaffna Stallions came into the tournament as the most prepared unit out of the five teams. Perera said he and the coach had requested the management to set up a training camp ahead of the tournament, which has now paid off for them, as they are on top of the points table - unbeaten with three consecutive wins.
“As a team we did a good job. We did struggle at first. I’m really proud of my bowling unit, because they stick to good areas and execute plans,” said Perera after their win against Kandy Tuskers on Tuesday night.
Perera wasn’t needed to bat in the first game against Galle Gladiators, which Stallions won comfortably, but when he was needed, he delivered with an unbeaten 44 delivery 97 against Dambulla Viiking which won the game for them. And on Tuesday when the chips were again down against Tuskers, Perera smashed another 68 off 28, and has now hammered 12 sixes in the tournament.
"As a batsman I work hard during practices and that’s why I’m successful. I had a good feeling after my last inning (97*) but this was a fresh start, a new inning without thinking about the last one. And I always look for my strength and to rotate the strike," said Perera.
Perera the bowler has stepped up in the tournament too. He has claimed five wickets so far in three games and his captaincy has been spot on with his bowling changes and fielding placement working perfectly for his team.
“As captain I have to take responsibility. I think I’m doing my job perfectly. We stick to our plans that’s why we are successful,” said Perera.