(Sri Lankan Cricketer)
Sanath Jayasuriya commonly known as Matara Hurricane, Matara Mauler is a retired Professional Sri Lankan cricketer. He made his test debut in 1991 against New Zealand and his ODI debut in 1989 against Australia. He is named as Sri Lankan great cricketer. Jaysurya is responsible for Sri Lanka’s highest total in all three formats of cricket. He made 340 out of 952 in Test, 157 out of 443 in ODI & 88 out of 260 in T20I. He was not only a great batsman, but he was a good bowler. Jayasuriya took ODI wickets 323 than Australian Shane Warne 293.
|Nickname:||Matara Hurricane, Matara Mauler|
|Profession:||Retired Professional Cricketer|
|Height (approx.):||1.7 m|
|Weight (approx.):||Not Known|
|Date of Birth:||30 June 1969|
|Age (as on 2018):||49 years|
|Birth Place:||Matara, Sri Lanka|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Cancer|
|School:||St. Servatius’. College|
|College:||St. Servatius’. College|
|Educational Qualifications:||Not Known|
|Test:||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Seddon Park, Hamilton, February 22, 1991|
|ODI:||Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, December 26, 1989|
|T20:||England v Sri Lanka at The Rose Bowl, Southampton, June 15, 2006|
|Jersey Number:||#22 Chennai Super Kings|
|Domestic/State Team:||Mumbai Indians, Dolphins, Asia XI, Asia XI,
Sri Lanka, Worcestershire, Ruhunu, International World XI,
Khulna Royal Bengals, Kandurata Warriors
|Nature on field:||Not Known|
|Likes to play against:||Not Known|
|Favourite Shot:||Not Known|
|Career Turning Point|
When he made his debut against Australia in 1989.
|Favourite Bowlers:||Not Known|
|Favourite Football Team:||Not Known|
|Favourite sports personalities:||Not Known|
|Favourite Food:||Not Known|
|Favourite Actors:||Not Known|
|Favourite Films:||Not Known|
|Favourite Musicians/Singers:||Not Known|
|Favourite TV Shows:||Not Known|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Awards and recognitions|
Jayasuriya is only second to Sachin in the numbers of haing Man of the Match. Jayasuriya has been awarded with 47 Man of the Match Awards.
Jayasuriya had four 150+ scores in ODI under his name with four five-wicket hauls which are considered as most by any player that is indulged from both the angles.
He holds the record of having a highest individual score by a Sri-Lankan. He scored 189 runs against India in Sharjah, 2000.
He scored 340 runs against India in a Test match at Premadasa Stadium Columbo in 1997 which is the highest individual score against India and second highest score by a Sri-Lanka.
Jayasuriya is the only Sri-Lankan player who scored a double century in Test against England.
He is the only allrounder in the world of cricket who took 300 wickets, 10,000 runs and 100 succesful catches.
|Lesser Known Facts|
Jayasuriya took more ODI wickets 323 than Australian Shane Warne 293.
Sanath Jayasuriya is responsible for Sri Lanka’s highest totals in all three formats of cricket. He made 340 out of 952 in test, 157 out of 443 in ODI & 88 out of 260 in T20I.
- He files divorce from his second wife in 2012 and married to his third wife in a secret affair in the same year.