Herath has right to call time on his brilliant career, says Paul Farbace

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 11/6/2018 12:29:58 AM

MUMBAI, Nov 5: Rangana Herath, the 40-year-old spinner, who is retiring from the game after playing the first Test against England commencing in Galle on Tuesday is being criticized in media for leaving the series midway through a series.
We posed these questions to England's assistant coach Paul Farbace, who was instrumental in mentoring Sri Lankan players) : Either he plays the whole series or not at all. Does it break the rhythm of a team as the team management will have to be thinking in terms of "picking up the pieces" in the next match ? Is it not specially harmful for a team like Sri Lanka lacking confidence at this time ? Yes, he needs to be given him a honorable exit but at the cost of the team ?
Paul Farbace, who has coached the Sri Lankans, believes that Herath has every right to take this decision on his retirement.
Speaking exclusively, he said, "he (Herath) has earnt the right to call time on his brilliant career. It is his choice and rightly so".
"Rangana (Herath) has been a fantastic bowler for Sri Lanka cricket, a true gentleman and wonderful senior player".
"His skills will be missed, and more importantly everything he brings to SL team and the younger players", he further added.
"I am so pleased that he has so well, because he is top man and has made the most of his ability at all times".
"Good luck to him and he has deserved to finish his career in the best way possible", Farbace signed off.



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