Hobart Hurricanes coach Damien Wright axed one of the world’s greatest batsman from his squad after a prolonged period of patience in the Big Bash League 2016/17.
Kumar Sangakkara less Hurricanes still lost by a margin of six wickets in the recently concluded clash between Sydney Thunder. They made 161 in 20 overs but a poor bowling performance helped Sydney Thunder through to an easy win.
Initially, it was the most difficult decision for Wright to axe world class batsman Kumar Sangakkara.
“It was really difficult, it was comfortably the hardest thing I’ve had to do. Only because of the quality person that he is, he’s a quality man and a wonderful bloke to have around. He’d be the first to admit it hasn’t gone to plan, in regards to of scoring a lot of runs for us. I was going over things in my head (before telling Sangakkara he’d been dropped) and about what to say. I slept on it and I went and met him the next day, and he showed the quality of person he is to sit there and totally understand where we were coming from,” said Damien Wright.