Denagamage Proboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene, known as Mahela Jayawardene (born 27 May 1977), is the former captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team. He is the leading Sri Lankan run scorer in tests, with an average of over 50.00.
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- There is so much uncertainty in cricket. One day you can get a hundred, the next day you can be dismissed for a zero. It makes you become practical about things. Teaches you to accept both success and failure. I think I have learnt a lot about life from cricket.
- We should not play like Australia or India or England — we should play like Sri Lanka.
- Quoted in Charlie Austin, "Mahela Jayawardene," Wisden Cricketers' Almanack (2007).