"When you play as a cricketer, they all love you as a unit. When you go to a [political] party, naturally it’s divided. So I need to face that.Just before I came to politics, I thought of that, and I know it’s going to be a half-half situation – unless you’re a very big fan of mine."
Sanath Jayasuriya accepts that he will not be adored unconditionally as a politician, as he was when he was merely a cricketer. The Sri Lankan legend is a member of parliament on a ticket from President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka Freedom Party.
What he really meant:
“Politics is divisive and so are politicians.”
What he definitely didn’t:
“I do things by half.”