Vastavam web: Having finally scored a century after 19 Test matches, former Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews today spoke about being under constant pressure since the time he made his international debut.It was in 2015 that Mathews got his last Test hundred and when asked about the kind of pressure post Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene’s retirement, Mathews said: “From my debut up to now, I feel the same pressure. But when you get slightly older, you face more pressure.Mathews thanked batting coach Thilan Samaraweera for helping him sort out some technical glitches that had crept into his batting.
“I should thank our batting coach for reminding me a few things that I have been doing right in the past couple of years or so, which I had not been doing in recent times.”It was a big relief as well. I knew I was hitting the ball well in the nets. After the Calcutta Test, where I scored a 50, I was disappointed that I couldn’t capitalise on it. I had the confidence as I was hitting the ball well in the nets.
“But then I could have gone onto get a bigger one. But credit to the Indian bowlers. They kept at it. We had to work extremely hard for runs,” Mathews lamented.”We know that we are up against the number one ranked team in the world. All four of their bowlers keep coming at you. Virat is rotating them nicely. Pressure is on all the time.