Thursday, June 24, 2010

Jayasuriya felicitates Afridi for world record

Sri Lanka’s 40-year-old all rounder Sanath Jayasuriya earned the name of the pinch hitter at the 1996 World Cup. He was unaware until this scribe told him that his world record of most sixes in career was broken by Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi on Monday. 

Speaking from Worcester where he was preparing to play the Day / Night Twenty20 match for the English county, he said, “Oh, is it so ? I am happy to learn that my record is being broken in my own country”. In his 20 year of ODI career, Sanath Jayasuriya hit 270 sixes in 444 matches. 

Afridi, playing his 296th ODI (148 matches less than SJ) against Bangladesh in Dambulla (Asia Cup) has two sixes more to his credit. “It is up to the individual’s skill and I have no regrets on this,” he further added. In January 2009, during the first ODI against India, he became the second man to cross 13,000 ODI runs. 

In February, Jayasuriya became the MP for his home town Matara standing for the United People’s Freedom Alliance party.


Baby Bedding said...

Yes, I like Jaysuriya when he bats, he is the only bats man to turn the match anytime.

Local Movers in VA said...

Jayasuria was the backbone for Srilanka, bowlers never judge the left hand hitter.If he was in the ground for 10 over,the score would reach 300plus.

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