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Mahela Jayawardene Reacts To Trolls Questioning His Patriotism As He Skipped Road Safety Series

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Mahela Jayawardene Reacts To Trolls Questioning His Patriotism As He Skipped Road Safety Series

Cricket is not just a sport in the sub-continent but a religion which connects huge number of people with each other and using this sport as a social cause is definitely a great idea. A T20 cricket tournament has been organised by the Road Safety Cell of Maharashtra and it has been titled as Road Safety World Series.

In this tournament, many former cricketers of different countries – India, West Indies, Australia, Sri Lanka and South Africa are taking part. The decision of participation was left on the players but some Sri Lankan fans are not happy with former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene not taking part in the series. Presently, the former Sri Lankan cricketers Chaminda Vaas, Muttiah Muralitharan, Tilakaratne Dilshan and Marvan Atapattu along with others are playing for Sri Lanka Legends but fans were so unhappy with Mahela that they even questioned his patriotism.

This is not the first time that Mahela Jayawardene’s integrity has been doubted and this time also, the former skipper who was known as a very cool and calm person didn’t lose his temper. He did give a befitting reply to all the critics, ensuring that everyone should know the real reason behind his absence from the tournament.

Mahela Jayawardene took to the micro-blogging site Twitter and posted his reply as per which he had some personal commitments to his family because of which he is not able to play in this exhibition tournament where players are getting paid to participate. He also cleared that it is not an international tournament.

Here is what he tweeted, “This is an exhibition tournament to promote road safety in India.. not an international tournament and people are getting paid to play in this.. I personally had other commitments to my family during this period. I hope this will clear what ever misguided information being posted”.

With this tweet, Mahela Jayawardene responded to all the baseless allegations that were levied against him and after this, fans too thanked the former cricketer for clearing all the doubts. Some even asked him not to pay attention to trolls who crop up just to get undue attention and increase the likes on their pages. Here are some of the selected reactions:

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Well, that was indeed an apt response from the legendary player and we hope that all the doubts in the minds of people must have been cleared after his tweet.

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