Island Cricket

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Walking down Sanath’s street

"Passing Matara and not going to Maha Maya Road, Kotuway Guda, would be the same as going to Agra and ignoring the Taj Mahal. The man responsible for placing this small town — off the road to Galle — on the world cricketing map is Sanath Jayasuriya.

Even without the postal address, it’s quite easy to find where the Sri Lankan batsman lived. Just take his name, and a busy shopkeeper leaves everything on hand and walks you half-way to the destination. A group of visibly tired school kids, heading home after class, take over the baton enthusiastically as the magic J-word is mentioned."

Sandeep Dwivedi visit the home town of Sanath Jayasuriya read more here.

5 Comments:

RR said...

Greatest ODI batsman ever.

Anonymous said...

Yea Sanath!!!! Teruwan Saranai!!

Anonymous said...

greatest entertainer ever & the greatest sportsman sri lanka has produced

Anonymous said...

greatest entertainer ever & the greatest sportsman sri lanka has produced

Sujan Rao (sanath189) said...

Cheers to that town which produced the best batsman Cricket has ever witnessed !!!
Salutes to that couple who gave us, world cricket - Sanath Jayasuriya.

He is truly Jaya Surya

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