Legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya walking with support of crutches
Sanath Jayasuriya, one of Sri Lanka's greatest cricketers is not keeping good health and needs support to even walk around. This is far from the explosive presence he had on the field.
Jayasuriya played a key role in Sri Lanka’s first World Cup title in 1996
Jayasuriya has been suffering from a knee injury and cannot walk without his crutches. He recently went to Australia for a surgery. The procedure for recovery is expected to take up to a month at least after the operation.
Jayasuriya scored 6973 runs and took 98 wickets in Test cricket. In ODIs, he scored 13,430 runs and got 323 wickets. He has also served on the Sri Lankan Cricket board twice, as the head of the selection committee. In 2017, Sanath and his team had to resign after the team’s poor performances against South Africa away and against India at home.