The unsung hero in Women’s Cricket

Sri Pali Weerakkody

As such, Sripali Weerakody’s cricketing journey has been fascinating. Throughout her career she faced many challenges to follow her dream of becoming a professional cricketer. After a wonderful journey Weerakody finally announced her retirement from International cricket last week.

“I came from an ordinary family. My family has sacrificed a lot to make my dream a reality. Those days I had to travel from Kandy to Colombo on a frequent basis for practices. As you know it was quite expensive. Fortunately I was under the guidance of Mr. Kasthuriratne, the person who enabled me to become a professional cricketer,” Weerakody recalled in an interview with the Sunday times after calling quits to her international career.

Having fallen in love with the game when she was 13-years-old, Weerakody’s passion for the game grew while she was playing cricket with her family members and thereafter joined the school cricket team.

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