By Hishan Welmilla.Colombo 20 August 2014. The first leg of the ARFU Asian Rugby 7′s Series 2014 will kick off in Hong Kong on August 23.Sri Lankan Rugby sevens team lead by Fazil Marija will lock horns with Asian giants and look forward to perform well.
By Hishan Welmilla COLOMBO, August 15, 2014 - It was a sad day for Sri Lanka Test Cricket as it will bid farewell to one of its most elegant stroke makers in Sri Lanka's Cricket Mahela Jayawardene, who quit the longer format after the second Test against Pakistan, started yesterday at the SSC grounds Colombo.
Colombo: Mahela Jayawardene scored four streaky runs in his last Test as Pakistan's bowlers dismantled Sri Lanka's first innings at the start of the second and final match in Colombo on Thursday.
Mahela's retirement; was it a timely call?
"He's always been the ultimate team man, leading us brilliantly as a captain and always putting the team first. Everyone in the dressing room respects and admires his honesty, integrity, commitment, inner strength and great strategic vision. As a batsman, he's been phenomenal for Sri Lanka, always unselfish and committed to the needs of the team, and invariably saving his best for when we needed him most." Kumar Sangakkara
"When I walked into the national team, he was my first captain. I learnt a lot by looking at him, and by what he is doing on and off the field - the way he handles situations. He's been tremendous for us in the past 15 years and I am very thankful to him." Angelo Mathews
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