Over 638 ODIs with 18913 runs & 216 tests with 18066 runs between them to date, they are easily the best batsmen Sri Lanka got in their Island Nation. The two best of pals on and off the game has Captain SL with greater success, coming close to winning major World Cups and also historic series wins in England and Australia in ODIs, but the important question is can they groom the future of Sri Lanka cricket to achieve the success they did.
Sangakkara and Mahela both very intelligent and strong minded cricketers have been SL premier stars for more than a decade, the way they are still going strong means the two run machines can continue without breakdown hopefully for another 4 or 5 years, during these years to come, can they polish and help a few upcoming cricketers to hold their own to achieve what they have. I am not asking to make more Sangakkaras and Mahelas, but to be successful as they did to the long life of Sri Lanka Cricket.
Dinesh Chandimal,Anjelo Mathews, Jeewan Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne,Bhanuka Rajapakse,Dimuth Karunaratne will be tomorrows’ leaders of Sri Lanka but what is important to them is to be working with the greats,sharing their knowledge and experiences to make them legends of the game, at the moment Sri Lanka are in safe hands but the future is still unclear, but Chandimal ,Mathews,Mendis,Thirimanne seems to be getting what international cricket is all about by performing to their very best so far, nevertheless them working with our legends years to come will mature them to be great cricketers,I as a Sri Lanka Cricket fan will Roar!!! When that day will come, till then enjoy.