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Sri Lankan cricketer


Denagamage Proboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene, is popularly known as Mahela Jayawardene. He is the former captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team.

Mahela Jayawardene Info

Full NameDenagamage Proboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene
Date of BirthMay 27, 1977
Place of BirthColombo, Sri Lanka
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Other Names / Nick NamesAyya
Batting styleRight-hand
Bowling styleRight-arm medium
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 If we start thinking that have we have peaked very early, that would be a problem... I would always prefer the situation where we are in right now. We have set ourselves a goal to finish at the top of the table. 
— Mahela Jayawardene saying that their goal is to finish at the top of the points table in IPL 2012 / May 07, 2012
 I've been given the challenge to lead the team and took that for 12 months to see what happens. I would love to groom another leader and hand it over to him as quickly as possible. That's the way Sri Lanka cricket should move on. 
— Mahela Jayawardene is looking for a successor as Sri Lanka's captain / April 09, 2012
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 Going in to the last game it's in our control, what we need to do. It's a good position for us to be, rather than depending on someone else to do some favours for us. 
— Mahela Jayawardene ahead of the match against Australia where a win against them will qualify them to final / March 01, 2012
 I took up the captaincy once again, for one year. Our target is to win matches, to regain our place as one of the top four Test-playing nations. We have failed as a team in the past but we have to look past that and move forward. We face India and Australia next month. We need to take the positives from South Africa and focus on winning matches again. 
— Mahela Jayawardene takes charge as captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team for one year / January 26, 2012
 I would swap that century any day for a championship medal, 
— Mahela Jayawardene is not satisfied with his century in the final of the 2011 World Cup against India / April 03, 2011

 I didn't know that until the last minute when they asked me (on television) honestly, 
— Mahela Jayawardene was unaware that he broke Sanath Jayasuriya's record for Sri Lanka's fastest century in a World Cup match / February 21, 2011
 We had a few nerves before the game against Canada started, just to get on with the World Cup in front of our own crowd. The first game in a tournament is always important and it's not easy to play a team like Canada. You've got to make sure that you come in prepared, 
— Mahela Jayawardene / February 21, 2011
 It's a good start (to the tournament) and a lot of hard work ahead of us with other teams. Now we look forward to our next match against Pakistan on February 26. Pakistan have got some great individual players and we play them quite often and we know how dangerous they can be, so we have to do our homework right and prepare ourselves and go in with a very positive mindset, 
— Mahela Jayawardene saying their real test in World Cup starts with the match against Pakistan / February 21, 2011
 This will be my fourth, and quite possibly, last World Cup, depending on form, fitness and the plans of the selectors in 2015, 
— Mahela Jayawardene hinting that this might be his last world cup / February 20, 2011