|Real Name||Denagamage Praboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene|
|Profession||Sri Lankan Cricketer (Batsman)|
Physical Stats and More
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 8”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 71 kg
in Pounds- 157 lbs
|Body Measurements||– Chest: 40 Inches
– Waist: 32 Inches
– Biceps: 13 Inches
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|International Debut||Test– 2 August 1997 vs India in Colombo
ODI:– 24 January 1998 vs Zimbabwe in Colombo
T20– 15 June 2006 vs England in Southampton
|International Retirement||Test– 14 July 2014 vs Pakistan in Colombo
ODI:– 13 December 2014 vs England in Colombo
T20– 6 April 2014 vs India in Mirpur
|Coach/ Mentor||Not Known|
|Jersey Number||27 (Sri Lanka)|
|Domestic/ State Teams||Sinhalese Sports Club, Wayamba Elevens, Kings XI Punjab, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Delhi Daredevils, Wayamba United, Sussex, Jamaica Tallawahs, Central Stags, Adelaide Strikers, Somerset, Karachi Kings|
|Batting Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm Medium|
|Records/ Achievements||• Jayawardene’s highest test score of 374 against South Africa is the highest by a right-hand batsman in the history.
• He is the first Sri Lankan cricketer to score 10,000 Test runs.
• While playing against South Africa in 2006, he shared a world record partnership of 624 alongside Kumar Sangakkara.
• During the ICC World T20, he became first Sri Lankan and fourth overall cricketer to hit a century in T20I.
• With 218 catches in 448 matches, Jayawardene holds the record for most number of catches in ODIs.
• In 2014, he became only the second player worldwide after Sachin Tendulkar to have played more than 600 international matches.
|Career Turning Point||His consistent performance with the bat in domestic cricket got him the chance to play for national team.|
|Date of Birth||27 May 1977|
|Age (as in 2017)||40 Years|
|Birth Place||Colombo, Sri Lanka|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Gemini|
|Hometown||Colombo, Sri Lanka|
|College/ University||Nalanda College Colombo|
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|Family||Father– Senerath Jayawardene
Mother– Sunila Jayawardene
Brother– Late Dhishal Jayawardene (Died of brain tumour)
Sister– Not Known
|Favourite Food||Coconut Date Balls, Rinderbraten|
|Favourite Sports outside Cricket||Lawn Tennis, Golf|
|Favourite Sportsperson||Roger Federer|
Girls, Affairs and More
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Christina Mallika Sirisena|
|Wife/Spouse||Christina Mallika Sirisena, a travel consultant (m.2005)
Daughter– Sanasa Araya Jayawardene
|Net Worth||$4 million (as in 2016)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Mahela Jayawardene
- Does Mahela Jayawardena smoke: Not Known
- Does Mahela Jayawardena drink alcohol: Not Known
- Mahela Jayawardene, an unbelievable specialist overflowing class, has been the lynchpin of the Sri Lankan batting line-up for the most recent decade and the sky is the limit from there. He proclaimed a consistent progress to the new period of the Sri Lankan center request.
- Alongside Kumaa Sangakarra, he guaranteed the nonappearance of yesteryear greats, Aravinda de Silva and Arjuna Ranatunga was not really felt. A productive run-scorer, an astute mastermind of the amusement and a sharp defender, Jayawardene is one of the finest cricketers, the Island country has delivered.
- His accomplishments have been perceived by the worldwide cricketing club when in 2006, the ICC named him the Captain of the Year and the skipper of the World ODI group of the year. In 2007, he was named one of Wisden’s five cricketers of the year.
- Jayawardene influenced his presentation in the memorable 1997 Test to coordinate amongst India and Sri Lanka, in which the Lankans posted the most astounding ever add up to in history of 952/6 announced. Being a piece of this huge exertion maybe increased his hunger for runs – he has scored six twofold hundreds including a triple, in the wake of scoring his first century in just his fourth Test on an underhandedly turning Galle track against New Zealand.
- He has had his offer of unpleasant patches – being dropped from the side in 2003 because of absence of shape in the ODIs, especially in the 2003 World Cup. Be that as it may, he bounced back unequivocally on account of a decent arrangement against England, trailed by a strong 2004.
- In 2006, the year in which he was made skipper for the two Tests and ODIs, he scored a great 374 against South Africa, the most elevated individual score in Tests for a Sri Lankan.
- His record-breaking exertion came while being associated with an organization of 624 with Kumara Sangakarra, the most astounding for any wicket in First-Class cricket, a historic point that stands undimmed by the progression of time.
- His most prominent minute as a skipper was the 2007 World Cup, where he drove Sri Lanka to the last on the back of one century and four half-hundreds of years. . In a to some degree astounding choice, Jayawardene surrendered the captaincy following a 4-1 ODI drubbing to India in February 2009.
- Jayawardene’s batting is a wondrous thing and is a delight to watch. The august drives and able flicks keep on evoking wonderment and envy in liberal measures. He turned into the primary Sri Lankan batsman to count 10,000 Test keeps running notwithstanding joining the thin, yet tip top rundown of batsmen, who have gathered a ton in each organization of the diversion. He has likewise amassed 10,000 or more keeps running in ODIs.
- Trust it or not, the truth of the matter is that Jayawardene is the main cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar to have shown up. With his sublime batting hoarding the spotlight, Jayawardene’s deft handling and getting aptitudes tend to sneak by the radar. He has taken 413 gets crosswise over organizations.
- With Sri Lankan cricket ending up in critical straits, following the takeoff of Muttiah Muralitharan, Jayawardene assumed control over the reins from Tillakaratne Dilshan in the 2011-12 season in the consequence of misfortunes in England, UAE, South Africa, with the most difficult of all being the thrashing at home against Australia
- Jayawardene commended his arrival to captaincy with a regularly luxurious 180, his 21st Test ton, which thumped England off the roost.
- He likewise drove the Emerald Islanders to the World T20 2012 last at home. Exactly when one idea they would shed that unceasing bridesmaids label that had turned into a hindrance, Sri Lanka again wavered at the last obstacle.
- Before long, communicating his hesitance to bear on as chief, Jayawardene disregarded the twirly doo to beneficiary clear, Angelo Mathews. Eminently, Jayawardene has a propensity for the enormous event.
- In the event that any questions reemerge over the previously mentioned point, glance back at the 2007 World Cup semi-last, 2011 World Cup last and the 2014 Asia Cup last.