It is now time to take a sneak peep into the social media handles of cricketers to delve into what they were up to today. Today is an extremely special day for all Sri Lankan cricket fans. 17th March 2021, marks the 25th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s sensational World Cup triumph against the mighty Australians.
The Arjuna Ranatunga led side cantered home with 7 wickets to spare in the 1996 World Cup final to emerge as the World Champions. And, a number of Sri Lankan cricketing legends, including the likes of Mahela Jayawardene, Sanath Jayasuriya, Chaminda Vaas, and Rangana Herath have tweeted about the biggest moment in the history of Sri Lankan cricket. In fact, Dhammika Prasad also caught up with the legendary Sanath Jayasuriya on the 25th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s World Cup victory.
Also, the England side thrashed the Indian side by 8 wickets in the third T20I on 16th March 2021. KL Rahul has failed to get going in all the three matches he has played in the series thus far, and Wasim Jaffer has tweeted about Rahul’s form. The 3rd T20I also saw Eoin Morgan playing his 100th T20I match, and Jos Buttler has some heartwarming words for the England skipper. And finally, today is also the 31st birthday of badminton superstar Saina Nehwal. And, the likes of Suresh Raina and Irfan Pathan have wished Nehwal on her special day.
Let us get going then…..
1.Russell Arnold is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s World Cup victory
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) March 17, 2021
2.Wasim Jaffer backs KL Rahul to come good
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 17, 2021
3.Jos Buttler presents Eoin Morgan with his 100th T20I cap
It was an honour to present my mate and captain @Eoin16 with his 100th T20 cap.
We’ve shared great memories and hopefully many more to come.
An amazing achievement from someone who has changed English white ball cricket beyond recognition 👏
— Jos Buttler (@josbuttler) March 17, 2021
4.Dimuth Karunaratne cherishing Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup victory
Many of us young kids then are what we are today on the Cricket field … Thanks to the inspiration you all Created – You Changed World Cricket with your Unique Brand & SL Cricket forever
Thank You for the Wonderful & special memories which is very much Cherished by all of 🇱🇰 pic.twitter.com/nUN2JRU04C
— 𝑫𝒊𝒎𝒖𝒕𝒉 𝑲𝒂𝒓𝒖𝒏𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒏𝒂 (@IamDimuth) March 17, 2021
5.Haris Rauf gets his driving license!
Got my Driving licence today!
Absolutely delighted to witness the standards of ICT Police at par modern and developing countries, and their conformance to intended results to make sure everyone's safety on roads. Impressed by their professionalism.#muhamadsarfrazvirk pic.twitter.com/CJflO0g6kb
— Haris Rauf (@HarisRauf14) March 17, 2021
6.Suresh Raina wishes Saina Nehwal on her 31st birthday
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) March 17, 2021
7.Rangana Herath reflects on the greatest day in Sri Lanka cricket history
1996 World Cup win inspired many of us to play Cricket in Sri Lanka. Greatest day of our Cricketing history. Congratulations to the entire team on the 25th anniversary
— Rangana Herath (@HerathRSL) March 17, 2021
8.Irfan Pathan extends his birthday greetings to Saina Nehwal
Happy birthday champion @NSaina have a great one
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 17, 2021
9.Chaminda Vaas is cherishing Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup victory
— Chaminda Vaas (@chaminda_vaas) March 17, 2021
10.Dhammika Prasad catches up with the legendary Sanath Jayasuriya
— Dhammika Prasad (@imDhammika) March 17, 2021
11.Sanath Jayasuriya offers his thoughts on Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup victory
25 years on after our WC win! Its every sportsman’s dream to be able to represent their country & I was blessed & privileged to have that opportunity. Hope our win is an inspiration to many youngsters who are passionate about cricket to know that achieving your dream is possible!
— Sanath Jayasuriya (@Sanath07) March 17, 2021
12.Dinesh Chandimal reveals that the 1996 World Cup victory was the starting point of his cricketing dream
25 years on this day, Sri Lanka won the cricket world cup and it was a starting point for many cricketers including me. I got Inspired and Motivated with this achievement by our legends back in 1996 and they deserve the highest ever respect by everyone ✊ #Our_heroes #Legends 🇱🇰 pic.twitter.com/wAtCBPPegQ
— dinesh chandimal (@chandi_17) March 17, 2021
13. Mahela Jayawardene reflects on the event that changed the landscape of cricket in Sri Lanka
— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) March 17, 2021
14. True story
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) March 17, 2021
15. We are equally excited
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) March 17, 2021
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