We failed to handle pressure: Mahela Jayawardene

Oct 09, 2012, 07:36 IST | AFP

Sri Lanka skipper admits his team choked under pressure in the World Twenty20 final

Sri Lanka’s captain Mahela Jayawardene admitted his team choked in the World Twenty20 final against the West Indies, denying themselves a long-awaited title.

Mahela Jayawardene

“When we were put under pressure, we did not react well,” Jayawardene said after the hosts crashed to a 36-run defeat.

“As a team we gave everything we had,” he said. “We wanted to win a big tournament to give something to the fans who have been cheering us. We just did not execute a good game plan and we were not ruthless enough. We are very disappointed that we could not give the fans what they wanted, and that hurts a lot.

“We need to sit together, have a chat on what went wrong and then move on,” he added. 

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