Popular Srilankan Cricketer Roshan Mahanama
Roshan Mahanama, a right handed batsman, is known to be a former player of the Sri Lankan cricket team and is currently serving as a referee for ICC matches ever since 2004. He is recognized as one of the ‘glamorous’ players of his cricket team as he had emerged as a classy batsman in the era of late 80s and early 90s.
In Test cricket, Roshan Siriwardene Mahanama made an average less than 30 but he acquired a brilliant four centuries score which included a feat of 225 runs against India in 1997. He played in a total of 52 Test matches with a batting average of 29.27, 36 bowled and made a total score of 2576 runs. His test score inlcudes 11 fifties and four hundreds. His higest score is 225 in test cricket. Roshan performed in a total of 213 ODIs wherein he played at an average of 29.49 and made a total score of 5162. This was also marked with his world record of 2nd wicket partnership with Sanath Jayasuriya by making an accomplished score of 576 runs. This record was later exceeded in 2006 by Kumar Sangakarra and Mahela Jayawardene against South Africa with a score of 624 runs. His highest ODI runs is an innings of 119 runs. He has scored 4 hundreds and 35 fifties. 109 catches on ODI and 56 catches in test career.
Roshan Mahanama is also known for his brilliant fielding skills that were seen on various occasions. He was an asset for Sri Lankan cricket team and took
He was a consistent player of his time especially during the early 90s when he played under the captaincy of Aravinda de Silva. He is best remembered as a pertinent member of the Sri Lankan cricket team’s playing side in the World Cup of 1996. The end to his career was quite a gradual blow for him; his feelings have been explicitly penned in his ‘Retired Hurt’. However cricket world still remembers Mahanama.