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.