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Mahela Jayawardene

Head coach M Jayawardene and player Hardik Pandya of Mumbai Indians at St Regis hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Mumbai Indians player Hardik Pandya and coach Mahela Jayavardene during a practice session ahead of an IPL cricket match in Mumbai.

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Mumbai Indians' coach Mahela Jayawardene and captain Rohit Sharma during a press conference, in Mumbai.

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Mahela Jayawardene Another giant, maker of over 10,000 runs in both forms, he’s also playing his final World Cup. Jayawardene’s 88-ball 103 was the best innings of the 2011 final, although Sri Lanka ended up on the losing side.

Master Of The Island After Arjuna, Aravinda and Sanath, who, asked worried Lankan cricket lovers. The answer was Sanga and Mahela. The latter, possessing a rare compact grace (not, say, the languid silkiness of a Gower) in batting, retired from Tests after 34 tons. Wife Christina and daughter Sansana celebrated the occasion.

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Bangladesh’s Rubel Hossain celebrates the wicket of Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene during the Asia Cup one-day international cricket tournament in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Mahela Jayawardena came up with this extra-ordinary way of letting his Twitter followers know that @Mehlajay is his official Twitter handle.

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Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene secures the catch to dismiss India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan for 15 runs during their Tri-Nation Series cricket match in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

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West Indies' captain Darren Sammy, left, and Sri Lanka's captain Mahela Jayawardene, second left, Australia's women captain Jodie Fields, second right, and England's women captain Charlotte Edwards pose with the winners trophies of the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup ahead of their final match in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka's captain Mahela Jayawardene leaps in the air to take the catch to dismiss Pakistan's batsman Kamran Akmal, not seen, during the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup semifinal match in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sri Lanka's counterpart Mahela Jayawardene pose with the winner's trophy of their 5-match ODI series in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Delhi Daredevils cricketer Mahela Jayawardene poses for a photo during a visit to the historic Taj Mahal in Agra.

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Irfan Pathan celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's captain Mahela Jayawardene during their Asia Cup cricket match in Dhaka, Bangladesh. India beat Sri Lanka by 50 runs.

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Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardena (R) celebrates his century in the CWC final match against India in Mumbai.

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Sri Lanka's batsman Mahela Jayawardene, left, acknowledges after completing a half century as Yuvraj Singh pats him, during the Cricket World Cup final match between Sri Lanka and India in Mumbai.

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Sri Lanka's batsman Mahela Jayawardene acknowledges after completing a half century as Yuvraj Singh looks on during the Cricket World Cup final match between Sri Lanka and India in Mumbai.

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Sri Lanka's captain captain Kumar Sangakkara, left, and Mahela Jayawardene take a run during the Cricket World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka in Mumbai.

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Sri Lanka's batsman Thilan Samaraweera, left, and Mahela Jayawardene celebrate their victory in the Cricket World Cup semifinal match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka's cricketer Mahela Jayawardene, right, congratulates team captain Kumar Sangakkara on scoring a half century during the Cricket World Cup Group A match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Mumbai.

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Sri Lanka's batsmen Mahela Jayawardene, left, and Kumar Sangakkara run between wickets during the ICC Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and Canada in Hambantota, Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan defeated Canada by 210 runs.

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Praveen Kumar celebrate the dismissal of Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene, with teammate Rohit Sharma during the one day international cricket match in the tri nation series in Dambulla, Sri Lanka.

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From left, Sri Lankan vice captain Mahela Jayawardene, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, ICC Cricket Word Cup tournament director Ratnakar Shetty, Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara and Indian cricket team vice captain Sachin Tendulkar, pose with ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Mascot Stumpy during a media briefing in Colombo, Sri Lanka.The event will be co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from Feb.19 to April 2.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni appeals successfully for the dismissal of Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene during the final day of the second test cricket match between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sachin Tendulkar slammed a monumental 203 and Suresh Raina notched up his maiden century as India surpassed Sri Lanka's mammoth first innings total with a solid batting display in the second cricket Test which seemed headed for a tame draw today.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni, right, makes an unsuccessful attempt to stump out Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene during the second day of the second test cricket match between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardena acknowledges teammate Muttiah Muralitharan as he enters the field to play his final test cricket match during the third day of the first test cricket match between India and Sri Lanka in Galle, Sri Lanka.

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Suresh Raina, reacts after the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene during their first one day international cricket match in Rajkot.

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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi presents 'Man of the Match' award to Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardene at the end of the first test match between India and Sri Lanka at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. The match ended in draw.

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Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardene celebrates after scoring a double century during the third day of the first test match between India and Sri Lanka, in Ahmedabad.

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Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardene, plays a shot as New Zealand's wicketkeeper Ross Taylor look on, on the fourth day of their second test cricket match in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Saturday July 26, 2008
Ajantha Mendis, right, celebrates his maiden test wicket with captain Mahela Jayawardene after dismissing Rahul Dravid. Muttiah Muralitharan and Ajantha Mendis made a mockery of India's strong batting reputation as Sri Lanka won the opening Test by a record innings and 239 runs. Off-spinner Muralitharan finished the match with 11 wickets as India were shot out for 138 in their second innings after conceding a lead of 377 on the fourth day. It was Sri Lanka's biggest win over India in 27 Tests, the previous being by an innings and 77 runs at the same venue in 2001.

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Saturday 29 July
Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene and Kumara Sangakkara congratulate each other after they compiled a world-record partnership of 624 runs during the third day of their first Test match against South Africa at Sinhalese Sports Club ground in Colombo. The pair crossed the record 576 run also held by Sri Lankans Sanath Jayasuriya and Roshan Mahanama. Jayawardene missed out on overtaking Brian Lara's record for the highest runs ever as he was finally out for 374, just behind Lara's 375, Matthew Hayden's 380, and Lara's 400.

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