Sri Lankan Legend of Cricket – Aravinda’s Farewell


Sri Lanka are World Cup special cases, as per fare welling legend Aravinda de Silva, who is playing his fifth and last World Cup.

As goodbyes go, it wasn’t a tall tale.

Yet Aravinda de Silva says his heart was pumping and the hair on the back of his neck remaining to consideration as a great many fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground stood.

Aravinda de Silva feels cricket is a game with great unifying power

Presently, he says, Sri Lanka’s attention is solidly on the soon-to-begin World Cup – and in addition they are sure of making the last four. “We are in a gathering which gives us a genuinely not too bad possibility of enduring to the Super Six phase,” Aravinda said in a meeting for Fox sports and Inside Cricket.

“In the event that we do perform to the best of our capacity I feel once you get past the qualifying time frame, we have as great a shot as anyone. We are running in with an arrangement of certainty and we have a possibility.”

With 8000 one-day keeps running at a strike-rate of 80-in addition to, 37-year-old Aravinda can case to be in Sachin Tendulkar’s class as the finest one-day player of them all. This is his fifth and last World Cup as he has declared his retirement and goal to invest more energy with family.

Aravinda’s passionate World Cup

“It’ll be a passionate World Cup for me,” he says. “I’m exceptionally thankful that I have possessed the capacity to get once more into the side for the World Cup. I seek it will go extremely well after us.”

Two Cups prior, Aravinda was the toast of world cricket in the wake of making an unbeaten century as Sri Lanka stunned Australia with an unequivocal seven wicket triumph in the last in Lahore in 1996. It remains the mark snapshot of his 400 appearances.

“That World Cup last is the one I value the most,” he said.

To score 100 not out against the Australians was a blessing from heaven, says Aravinda

“It conveys tears to my eyes simply watching it on TV. It’s something I’ll never forget.” To score 100 not out against the Australians was a blessing from heaven.

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