“That’s a big relief that we don’t have to play against the two of them anymore,” Herath told Cricbuzz.
“They were easily their two best players.Vastly experienced, very good players of spin and don’t give away their wickets easily. Pakistan will face a situation like us when we lost Mahela and Sanga around the same time,” Herath added.
At Pallekele, the hosts had set Pakistan a target of 377 to win the match and the series. No one gave the tourists a chance as no team had chased that many to win a Test match in Sri Lanka.
Veteran Rangana Herath is relieved that he will not have to bowl at senior Pakistani duo of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan any longer. While Younis is the only Pakistani to score more than 10,000 runs in Test cricket, Misbah is the country’s most successful Test captain, having won 26 of his 56 Tests as captain. (Imran Khan only won 14 of his 48 Tests).