Dinesh Chandimal: "The attitude is good and so is the discipline. I can move forward with this team." © BCCI

Dinesh Chandimal: “The attitude is good and so is the discipline. I can move forward with this team.” © BCCI

Dinesh Chandimal was a pleased man on Wednesday (December 6) after his side salvaged a draw in the third Test against India.

Chandimal, who since the start of the tour had stressed that Sri Lanka had come to win, was delighted with the attitude of his young team. He was especially generous in his praise for Dhananjaya de Silva, who made a fighting century before retiring hurt.

“We got so many youngsters for this series. We have a good attitude, and if that is there, the best result will come. The attitude is good and so is the discipline. I can move forward with this team,” said Chandimal.

Speaking of his team’s problems with the Delhi pollution, Chandimal termed it as a “tough time”. “We are not used to this kind of conditions. In Sri Lanka, you won’t get this much pollution,” he said, adding that the team had decided to move past it. “We did not discuss about smog and stuff in the dressing room or when we are going back to the hotel. We can control what we can.”

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