Cricket: Mahela to bow out in style on home soil

Cricket: Mahela to bow out in style on home soil

Cricket: Mahela to bow out in style on home soil

Written by Staff Writer

15 Dec, 2014 | 11:04 pm

Mahela Jayawardene who wants to bow out in style as the Sri Lanka batsman gears up for his final ODI on home soil against England. He says that it was an extraordinary experience to play his debut and final ODI at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

He made this statement at the press briefing held ahead of the final ODI which will be played at the R. Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday as a day/night encounter.

Jayawardene, one of the outstanding batsmen, fielders and captain’s of his generation, is to retire after this Winter’s World Cup marking the end of a 17 year long career.

The 37-year-old has played in a total of 428 One Day Internationals.

As Captain, Mahela Jayawardene was instrumental in guiding Sri Lanka to the final of the 2007 World Cup.

Making it obvious that he will retire after the 2015 World Cup, Mahela Jayawardene revealed that the seventh and final ODI against England on Tuesday will be his last on home turf.

For Sri Lanka, Tuesday’s  ODI will be a special occasion as Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene bid farewell and it will be the last time that Lankan Cricket fans will be able to see the duo in action at home.

 

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