Legendary Sri Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuriya yesterday backed his country's team and captain Tillakaratne Dilshan, saying they needed time and space to recover after losing both Tests and the one-day series to Pakistan.
Sri Lanka lost the fifth and final one-day by three wickets on Wednesday, which handed Pakistan a 4-1 series win.
Both teams play a Twenty20 here today to complete the tour. "These are hard times for Sri Lankan cricket," said Jayasuriya. "Sri Lanka is going with a number of youngsters so you need to give them some time and space for revival."