He was speaking thus during an interview with ‘Bangalore Mirror’.
Mahela was asked why he is not involved with the coaching of the Sri Lankan national team despite being previously associated with the ECB and now with the Mumbai Indians.
In reply, he has said, “It is because I am not ready. The ECB stint and even the IPL stint are for a short time. It is tough for someone to take up coaching after playing for 18 years. My responsibility is now with my family. I have to make sure that I give them some time. As for Sri Lanka, they have a coach in place. And it would be better for me stay away from the system for some time.”