Mahela JayawardenePublished : 12:01 am August 27, 2014 | No comments so far | | (1070) reads |
He is one of the modern day greats in the cricketing world. His retirement from Test cricket this month will set the stage for a transitional phase in Sri Lankan cricket.
He is sixth in the all-time scorers’ list with 11,814 runs in 149 Tests since his debut in 1997, and is regarded one of Sri Lanka’s greatest captains.
Jayawardene, 37, who retired from Twenty20 internationals after Sri Lanka’s title-winning campaign in the World T20 in April, still hopes to compete in next year’s one-day World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
In test cricket he holds a number of remarkable records with an average of 49.84 with a colossal 374 against South Africa in 2006, the best of his 34 centuries.
He also holds the record for most number of catches in ODIs, taking 204 catches in 415 matches.
Below are some of the more memorable moments of his Test career.
Mahela Jayawardene Gets Best Farewell Gift On His Test Retirement, Colombo (SSC),18. 08.2014 by Super Cricket Companion
Mahela Jayawardene farewell address – Press Conference by Sri Lanka Cricket
Mahela Jayawardene world class 374 vs South Africa by 172Allrounder721
Mahela Jayawardene Century (119) vs ENG at Lords 2006 by Mahela Fan