Dinesh Chandimal and Chamara Silva surpass 10,000 and 15,000 FC runs

image-l75u9b1rChamara Silva went past 15,000 FC runs (PC: Twitter)

Sri Lankan players Dinesh Chandimal and Chamara Silva achieved personal milestones during the local three-day club tournament. Chandimal, playing for the Army SC, completed 10,000 First-Class runs, while Silva in his outing for Police SC went past 15,000 FC runs.

Former Sri Lanka captain Chandimal reached the milestone in his 137th FC game during his knock of 152, which included 10 fours and eight sixes. It was also his 28th FC hundred. Chandimal will be seen in action in the Asia Cup 2022, after being a surprise pick in the squad.

Speaking about his comeback Chandimal told dailynews, 

"I was a National wicket keeper but now most of the time I am very keen to play as a batter. However for the team I always like to give my service. If I will keep the wickets I will find it difficult to bat in the top order. But it’s depend on the match situation and my first priority is for the team's success​" 

​Targeted to reach 15,000 FC runs: Silva

42-year-old Silva, on the other hand, went past the 15,000-run mark in his 233rd FC game while notching up his 39th ton.

Silva retired from international cricket in 2011, having served the Sri Lankan cricket team across 11 Tests, 75 ODIs, and 16 T20Is. The veteran opened up about his ambitions of reaching 15,000 FC runs and how it was always his target.

"I maintained fitness and worked hard to achieve this. Actually I completed 15, 000 runs with a century against BRC. Playing first class cricket I really enjoyed. I have completed level three coaching qualification and think about a role of coaching in future."

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