Mahela Jayawardena is counted amongst the best batsmen of his generation and one of the best cricket players Sri Lanka has ever produced. He is loved and respected not only in Sri Lanka but all over the world. Fans can follow Mahela Jayawardena official Twitter and Facebook profile. His Twitter account is twitter.com/MahelaJay. There is no official Facebook account though his website is expected to come online soon at mahelajayawardena.lk.
Mahela Jayawardena was born on 27 May 1977 in Colombo. He got his education in one of the most prestigious schools of Sri Lanka Nalanda College Colombo. His father introduced him to cricket at an early age and he joined a cricket club in his area and went on to captain his college cricket team.
Mahela made his Test debut in 1997 and his ODI debut the next year. He became the first Sri Lankan to score 10000 Test runs and is one of the three Sri Lankan players to score 10000 runs in ODIs. He made 374 runs against South Africa in 2006 which is the highest ever score by a Sri Lankan batsman in Test cricket.
He has captained Sri Lanka in both tests and ODIs and received the best international captain award by the ICC. He is also well known for his fielding and even after resigning from captaincy he has remained one of the key players for Sri Lanka helping htem to win the 2014 T20 World Cup and reaching the final in two other occasions.He is considered a legend of Sri Lankan cricket.