Following the conclusion of the 144th Battle of the Blues encounter between Royal College and St Thomas’ College, MP Eran Wickramaratne has shared lessons he learnt as a Cricketer.
Congratulating his Alma mater Royal College on winning the Royal-Thomian big match this year and wishing the Thomians too on a well played game, Eran posted on Facebook sharing 4 lessons he learnt from cricket.
Eran Wickramaratne played cricket for Royal College and played in the Royal-Thomian as an opening batsman during 1976-1977.
Lessons from Eran:
- Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose, but how you played the game matters most.
- The umpire’s verdict is final. You don’t mess with the judiciary’s decisions but carry it out.
- Once the game starts you cannot change the rules. You cannot bring new regulations and laws. Elections must be held on time.
- The best player must be chosen. Race, class and creed did not matter. We must uphold the principle of merit.