‘Airtel Fastest’, in their mission of covering the perimeter of the paradise island for the finest budding fast bowling talent did not halt at gender differences.
The competition provided equal opportunities for both men and women to showcase their talents and in the attempt, Shayani Senarathene, was unearthed.
“I have two older brothers. They were my first coaches. Just like every other household, I played cricket with them on the road and inside our house. That’s when my love for the sport started.”
Born in the hill-capital of the country, Shayani took on her primary education at Wattegama Balika Vidyalaya, and for her senior years, shifted to Theldeniya National College to further support her dream of becoming a professional cricketer.