Let meritocracy reign over all barriers
Nov 29, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Two of the greatest cricketers that Sri Lanka has produced after being admitted to the elite league of Test playing nations are Sanath Jayasuriya and Chaminda Vaas.
Jayasuriya has been an electrifying south paw who along with another dasher Romesh Kaluwitharne gave new meaning to the ‘cowboy’ game and made others follow their example by going over the top in the first 15 overs and accumulating the maximum number of runs.
That was in the 1995/96 when Sri Lanka took the cricket world by storm and shook it winning the World Cup when it was previously played in the sub continent. Although we entered the final of the last World Cup 2007 in the Caribbean led by Mahela Jayawardena, squash ball in the glove kangaroo Adam Gilchrist blasted a 149 that deprived us from winning.