Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya Tuesday practiced boxing at a public park in Colombo, as gyms and fitness centers are still banned from reopening as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
One of the greatest batsmen of all time, Jayasuriya changed the way ODI cricket was played with his fearless and explosive brand of batting as an opener. His swashbuckling style of batting at the top of the order was one of the many reasons why Sri Lanka won the 1996 World Cup.
He is only the second man to have scored over 13,000 runs in ODIs, and he has got those runs at a strike rate of over 90. He also has 322 wickets in ODIs, with four 5-wicket hauls and stands 9th on the list of all-time wicket-takers in ODIs. With those kind of figures, he is certainly the greatest one-day cricketer produced by Sri Lanka, and can lay legitimate claim to being amongst the greatest ever one-day exponents in the world.
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