There was a time in Sri Lanka when inquiring about the score of a cricket match meant how many runs Sanath scored and how many wickets Murali picked. TVs and radios were often switched off once Sanath Jayasuriya departed. There was always a sigh of agony when the Matara marauder failed to entertain.

Such was the depravity of the islanders that they thoroughly enjoyed pliant bowlers being harassed by this ebony colored bully. Sanath Jayasuriya made fast bowlers bowl spin and spin bowlers run for cover. Even great names were not spared. Wasim Akram, Shane Warne, Dale Steyn so on and so forth have the honour of having been beaten black and blue by the master blaster.

Here, Cricket Machan brings you ten quotes about the hero of our childhood, which prove that he was the most feared batsman of the modern era.


#1 Sunil Gavaskar

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#2 Venkatesh Prasad

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#3 Wasim Akram

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#4 Glenn McGrath

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#5 Kumar Sangakkara

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#6 Glenn McGrath

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#7 Ashwell Prince

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#8 Ian Chappell

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#9 An Indian Fan

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#10 Sachin Tendulkar

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