Colombo: However, the 48-year-old is currently undergoing tough times after his retirement. The former chairman of selectors is currently suffering from a knee injury so severe that he is unable to walk without crutches.
According to reports, Jayasuriya, who played a key role in Sri Lanka’s maiden World Cup win in 1996 will be travelling to Melbourne for treatment having suffered the injury for quite some time now.
The reports have added that the entire procedure of treatment and recovery will take up to one month, and Jayasuriya will remain under observation during this period.
In 110 Tests, Jayasuriya scored 6,973 runs at 40.07 with 14 centuries and 31 fifties. His highest score of 340 came against India in the Colombo run-fest of 1997, when replying to India’s 537 for 8 declared, Sri Lanka went on to set a world record score of 952 for 6 declared.