Mahela Jayawardene Farewell Speech (Video)


Mahela Jayawardene Farewell Speech

Mahela jayawardene appeared for the last time in test cricket.Mahela left test cricket world with a great victory against pakistan in Galle at colombo sri lanka.After the win.When Wahab Riaz was caught by Kaushal Silva off Herath, it was a festive atmosphere at the SSC.Jayawardene was chaired around the ground by his teammates and got a Guard of Honour from the students of Nalanda school where Jayawardene once studied and learnt his cricket from.

“I don’t know what to say, but I promise I won’t cry,” Jayawardene said at the presentation ceremony as firecrackers went off in the stands.
“Let me thank Sri Lankan cricket for giving me this opportunity and the farewell they have given to me. And a thanks to his excellency the President for coming here and all the fans who have turned up in big numbers. “Thank you for all the support. Thank you to my parents who have been there for me from day one and to my family and friends for being a strength over the years. And also the little one.” The little one, of course, was sleeping in bliss. Some day she will be recounting the fact that she was at her father’s farewell.

Mahela Jayawardene described his experience of facing Wasim Akram as one of the most memorable and toughest in his seventeen-year career. In a post-match interview with Australian cricketer-turned-commentator, he was reminiscent of some of the key moments and phases of his illustrious career, which came to a close Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan in the second and final Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club, one of Jayawardene’s favourite grounds.. The elegant cover drivers and deft touches will not be seen in Test cricket again when Sri Lanka play in whites, as arguably one of the most stylish right-handers, Mahela Jayawardene, bid adieu the longest format of the game. Jayawardene delivered an emotional farewell speech in front to the home crowd, including Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse. The former Lankan skipper thanked everyone for their support during his playing time with the Test squad.