It's a nice feeling to contribute: Prasanna

It's a nice feeling to contribute: Prasanna

It's a nice feeling to contribute: Prasanna

Sri Lankan cricketers Mahela Jayawardene (L) and Prasanna Jayawardene greet each other. PTI

Along with his unrelated senior namesake Mahela, Prasanna added 351 for the sixth wicket, a world record stand, to put Sri Lanka in a position of great command with one day to go at the Sardar Patel Gujarat stadium.

“I didn’t know about the record,” the 30-year-old said, referring to him and Mahela going past the previous best of 346 set by Don Bradman and Jack Fingleton.

“After the day’s play, the manager (Brendon Kuruppu) said we had broken a world record. It’s nice to achieve something like that. This was an important knock both personally and for the team.”

Refusing to elaborate on whether he felt the pressure with Silva in the squad, Prasanna noted, “I have been made to understand that I have been not among the runs, but if you take a look at the last few series, whenever the team wanted runs I have contributed. But for some reason, there’s a line of thought that I have not been contributing with the bat. That wasn’t much pressure.”

Expecting Muttiah Muralitharan to come to the party, he went on, “He’s a legend and a lot depends on how he performs tomorrow. India will be under some pressure, but the  bowlers need to put in more effort to take wickets.”

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