Mahela, Sanga and Haigh entertain patrons at The KNOX TAVERN in Melbourne

Courtesy of a chain of friends….Mahela and Sanga 

MAHELA JAYAWARDENA and KUMAR SANGAKKARA were the toast of the Knox Tavern when David and Cathy Cruse were hosts to a packed audience on Wednesday 29th February.

GIDEON HAIGH — author and cricket commentator — was the master-of-ceremonies at an evening of high drama when Mahela and Kumar were mobbed by a huge crowd of adoring guests. Their speeches were of great substance and they endeared themselves to a worshipping crowd of Sri Lankan and Aussie cricket enthusiasts. Their handling of the tricky and curvey questions put to them by Gideon and the audience showed tremendous experience and a touch of class.

MAHELA and SANGA appear to have resurrected the enthusiasm the Sri Lankan diaspora have for our cricketers however disappointing the results may have been in recent times. They will surely put the icing on the cake.

 Collage of Pics by Virosh Perera -courtesy of

Web Editor: The last expectation is a bit premature but let us hope.

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