Kusal Perera grew up idolising the Matara Marauder. Once, in his quest to resemble his hero, he even got hair shaved from his forehead. Sri Lanka will hope the 26-year-old does for them in 2019 what Jayasuriya did in 1996.
The International Cricket Council on Tuesday handed a two-year-ban to Sri Lanka legend from all forms of cricket under the anti-corruption code. Here are all the times the World Cup-winning player was embroiled in controversies.
A slew of former Sri Lankan captains have come together on social media to condemn the ethnic violence between Sinhalese Buddhists and minority Muslims that has sent the country into a state of emergency for the first time since the Civil War.