Walk through nearly any residential street of Galle and you will find stencilled paintings of Che Guevara, the revolutionary communist, staring back at you.
The first Test of the three-match Test series between India and Sri Lanka will be played from 26-30 July. Four Indian players had registered two sixes each on Test debut - Balwinder Sandhu, Vijay Yadav, Suresh Raina and Shikhar Dhawan. But I moved on and played domestic cricket for Delhi team.
In overseas conditions, India like to play an extra batsman but because of the absence of an all-rounder they have struggled to find the right combination.
"Whenever I get an opportunity to score runs or to do something on the field, I always like that challenge and I am always very well prepared". "I couldn't. I couldn't go and ask him (Shastri)".
IST: WICKET! That's a big one for Ravindra Jadeja as Mathews falls for 83. "When you score a hundred on such wickets, it is more satisfying", said Pujara. I was in Hong Kong with family and from there I flew back to India and joined the team. So as a cricketer, it teaches you a lot.
A first Test five-for was just reward for the pacer's toil who finished with figures of 6/132 off his 31 overs. Pradeep revealed the secret behind clocking his milestone. Rangana Herath and Dilruwan Perera have already bowled 70 overs between them, going at more than four an over for just one wicket. Wicket is also good and there wasn't much spin. That was my plan but I think destiny had different plans for me.
Ashwin (47) fell short of a well-deserved half-century while Saha (16) became the first victim of skipper Herath (1-159). Their lower-order contributed valuable runs towards the team total, with the visitors reaching the 600-run mark. Some batsmen got out early.
And on Wednesday, the team found itself in a fresh controversy after the minister said he supported an investigation into the country's controversial 2011 World Cup loss against India, amid fresh allegations of match fixing.
Perera, batting above No. 8 for only the sixth time in 31 Test innings, did his best to make up for the absence of the injured Asela Gunaratne from Sri Lanka's line-up, showing not just the skills to survive but also an ability to take calculated risks and keep the scoreboard moving. "If we can bat until tea we might be able to escape danger", added bowling consultant Chaminda Vaas, who had accompanied Pradeep as translator.