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Being recalled into the Sri Lankan Test squad for Australia tour, former skipper Marvan Atapattu said on Sunday that he was determined to prove himself.
A dramatic intervention by the Sri Lankan sports minister ensured Atapattu a place in the team.
“I have been out of the game for sometime and I know I have to perform and prove myself because I was invited due to my ability,” Atapattu was quoted as saying in a radio chat show.
The 36-year-old, who was not selected in the original touring squad, was brought in as the 17th member on Thursday following the intervention of sports minister Gamini Lokuge.
Atapattu is a veteran of 88 Tests.
“Team spirit decreased because the players became insecure,” said Atapattu. “They were performing for themselves to remain in the team.”