Sri Lanka coach Stuart Law struggles with watching brief as he seeks to come out on top in final confrontation
Sri Lanka‘s straight-talking coach hopes to inspire his team ahead of the third and final Test against England.
“It’s very painful,” he says. “You say your piece to the team, you try to instill confidence in them but I’d rather be able to show them — to say ‘watch me’. That’s what I tried to do as a senior player.”
Evidently Law is still learning about the peculiar limbo occupied by the cricket coach — that unfortunate soul who must bowl every ball and play every shot from his vantage point on the pavilion balcony.
Perhaps this is not so surprising. It is still less than two years since he retired from his own playing career, which featured enough explosions and escapades to make Matt Prior’s window-breaking look like a teenage sulk.
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