Veteran Sri Lankan player Sanath Jayasuriya Recreates Throwback Picture 

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Jayasuriya was recognized for his outstanding all-round performance in 1996 World Cup

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Sri Lankan legend Sanath Jayasuriya has shared his old memory with fans. The player recreated the throwback picture and shared it on the social media. In the photo, Jayasuriya can be seen posing with an Audi car. 

Dropping the picture, Sanath Jayasuriya wrote, "Golden memories: 27 years for the 1996 World Cup Man of the series Car."



Notably, in the 1996 World Cup, Sanath Jayasuriya's batting caused a stir in world cricket. The left-handed batsman was recognized for his outstanding all-round performance in the tournament, scoring 221 runs and taking 7 important wickets. Jayasuriya has many fond memories of the car, which means a lot to him.

Jayasuriya had an illustrious career, scoring 13,430 runs in 445 ODIs, 6,973 runs in 110 Tests and 629 runs in 31 T20Is. He also scored 42 international centuries including three double centuries in Tests. As a spin bowling all-rounder, he took 323, 98 and 19 wickets in ODIs, Tests and T20Is respectively. Jayasuriya also played for Mumbai Indians in the IPL, scoring 768 runs and taking 13 wickets in 30 matches.

Despite playing eight matches against Australia in the World Cup, Sri Lanka have won only one match, which was the 1996 World Cup final. Australia have won every match between the two teams so far except the 1996 World Cup final, the only match that mattered the most.