After telling his team-mates about his decision to step down as Sri Lanka captain on Wednesday morning, Angelo Mathews explained his big decision, in an exclusive interview.
As reported by Cricbuzz, Mathews stepped down from captaincy late Tuesday night, after his team’s shock series defeat to Zimbabwe on Monday. “I am leaving with a heavy heart,” Mathews told Cricbuzz.
“But no regrets. I have had an outstanding four years as captain. I have been accused of various things by people, but I am telling you that I have always been honest and given 100 percent. I believe in karma,” a tearful Mathews said.
“I had got great support no doubt. But I think the time is right to go. Let some fresh thinking come in. I wanted to step down a year ago as well. But at that point there was no one to take over. Now I feel that there are candidates who can take over the captaincy and who are ready for the job. No point in just hanging around in the job. Not my style anyway,” Mathews said.