Mumbai: Mahela Jayawardene closed the curtain on an illustrious Test career on Monday, leaving a huge gap in the Sri Lanka batting order as well as the dressing room, which the island country will find difficult to bridge.
The 37-year-old right-hander, one of cricket's most elegant batsmen, signed off from the longest format after 11,814 runs in 149 Tests with an average of 49.84 during a 17-year Test career. ('Thank You All for Your Support')
Since his debut as a 20-year-old against India in 1997, Jayawardene has gone on to become one of Sri Lanka's most prolific run-getters and has been a source of pleasure for cricket's purists with his deft touch and lazy elegance. Jayawardene, a Sub-Continental Champion