Mahela Jayawardeneindia Updated: Jan 29, 2003 23:54 IST
His list of achievements seems to be endless. In 1998, he hit 157 against New Zealand and a classy 242 against India in February 1999. In the fastest scoring players' list, he was placed ahead of Brian Lara, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly. Jayawardene has a good temperament, while his style and modesty, on and off the field, have won him many admirers.
Jayawardena was appointed the vice-captain of the Sri Lankan team after it's 1999 World Cup washout. He has since slammed six centuries in limited-overs internationals.
The 22-year-old batsman is a wonderful right-hand bat and a right arm medium pace bowler.
First Published: Jan 24, 2003 19:26 IST