Sanath Jayasuriya was one of the crucial players in the history of Sri Lankan cricket. The former Sri Lankan opener was known for his destructive ability to score runs at a rate of knots in the powerplay overs.
The Sri Lankan cricket team largely benefitted from the cricketer’s services. Sanath Jayasuriya, who was best known for playing a fearless brand of cricket scored plenty of runs for the national cricket team.
He has represented the national cricket team in 110 Tests, 445 ODIs and 31 T20Is. He scored 6973 runs in the longest format of the game including 14 centuries, 3 double centuries and 31 half-centuries to his name. He also scored one triple century to his name in this format, registering his personal best score of 240.
On the other side of the coin, Sanath Jayasuriya scored 13,430 runs in the 50-over format. He has smashed as many as 28 centuries and 68 half-centuries to his name. The former Sri Lankan opener aggregated 629 runs including 4 fifties.
Sanath Jayasuriya shares a pic of his 1996 World Cup Man of the Series car
Meanwhile, the former Sri Lankan international hogged the limelight after he took to his official Twitter handle and then shared a picture of his 1996 World Cup Man of the Series car.
The picture of the same has gone viral on the internet. He shared an old picture of the red-colour Audi car that he won after the famous World Cup victory against Australia in the final.
He also went on to disclose why the car was so special to him in the first place. Jayasuriya took to social media and shared the picture with the caption which reads, “Golden memory: 27 years for the 1996 World Cup Man of the series Car.” It seems that the former Sri Lankan cricketer has been taking good care of the car for so many years.
Reinvented ODI cricket!
As a kid, just hated him for being ruthless to India. That flick shot! https://t.co/PlQkYzmqUz
— akarma (@akarmaaction) April 3, 2023Advertisement
One of the all time greats who changed the game 🙏.
— alpi (@alpi1980) April 3, 2023Advertisement
Loved your batting except against our Indian team. 96 quarter finals broke my heart 💔
I still copy your square cuts and slashes above point/gully. 👏🏾Advertisement
You are a legend. 🙇🏽♂️
— Abhinav Khare (@iabhinavKhare) April 3, 2023
You were a nightmare for us, Indians in that WC 😁
You were actually made for the T20 but T20 came in late and hence current generation bowlers r lucky not to face u… 😊
— Tamoghna (@Tamoghn31136227) April 3, 2023
Number plate changed?
— Chaudhry Khubaib Gill (@KhubaibGill) April 3, 2023
No.. first plate is prior to registration of the car.
It’s called “Garage plate” given to importers, showrooms to move vehicle one place to another prior to registration
— The Citizen (@TheCitizen1) April 3, 2023
You were a true champion and will always be , making us all Indians nervous when batting against India , but nervous with joy !!
— Ranjan Tomar (@RanjanTomar) April 3, 2023
Congratulations on providing such great entertainment 👏 👍.
— Amjad (@amjad_mohamad10) April 2, 2023
you were the first and last destructive batsmen in 90s! what a player! Respect from India❤️, memories of 1996 world cup !!
— Agastee Vibhute (@agastiv) April 3, 2023