Tuesday, July 24, 2007


Sanath Jayasuriya was the Man of the Match in the third one-dayer against Bangladesh. It is no big deal since the left-hander from Sri Lanka has demolished far better attacks and won many matches for his team.

During the course of the match, Jayasuriya accounted for his 300th wicket. This is in addition to his 12,000 plus runs. He has been an asset to the team for many years. Jayasuriya made his entry into the team as a bowler who could strike hefty blows in the late middle order. He has always been a safe fielder with a good throw from the distant parts of the ground.

A year and half ago, Jayasuriya was ‘dropped’ or rather ‘rested’ from the squad. This made his announce his retirement. It took the intervention of the Sri Lankan President to change the plans of Jayasuriya.

Over the years, the batting of Jayasuriya has always brought joy to the fans. But as a fan of Indian cricket, I never relished the sight of bowlers being carted all over the park by the left-hander.

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