- Posted August 18, 2014 by
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka whitewash Pakistan in home series
Sri Lanka have beaten Pakistan by 105 runs and clinched the series with 2-0 pushing Pakistan back to 6th position in ICC Test Rankings.
"Don't know what to say but I promise I won't cry." He thanks his teammates, the Pakistan team, his coaches, "the past cricketers, everyone who's made me the person I am." He thanks his school (big cheer), the SSC, the SLC, "his excellency the President for gracing this occasion." Thanks the fans for coming in numbers. "I love you all, thank you so much for the support all these years. I still have a little bit left and I promise I'll give it my all for the World Cup."
Thanks his parents, his family and his friends, and his wife, who's standing by his side. "To the little one. It's been a tough journey but I think she's enjoyed it."
"Thank you to the boys. Sanga, I think you still have a little bit left. It's been great to play for Sri Lanka. I've always worn this cap with pride and passion."
And now the President has a memento for him. It's a little gold bat on top of a plinth.
And now the fireworks begin, and it's raining paper and cracker dust! Percy has a hug for Mahela, as do his parents, who've come on to the ground. And now his teammates, one by one.
He kept that speech short and sweet, but you could hear his voice cracking up a bit towards the end.