So I’m sitting in at Talk Leadership: Colours of Courage (11 June 2010) and Mahela Jayawardene is speaking. Pre-empting the question, he promises to reveal to the audience why he really quit the captaincy.
I’m paraphrasing here, so don’t sue me:
“There were two reasons;
One, there were things beyond my control and I got the feeling that I wasn’t wanted. So that affected my decision.
“…They’re losing their hair!”
“Seriously, I was going bald! So I thought Kumar has such a good head of hair, I’m sure he can handle it from here onwards.”
I dunno about the other people in the audience, but I thought that Mahela got the loudest applause (it’s hard to say, when you’ve got Dian Gomes in the list of presenters…)