‘Matara Marauder’, as he was fondly known in his hey-days, Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya was one of cricket’s most dangerous batsmen. His aggressive and destructive batting style in the 90s used to strike opposition bowlers like a hurricane. Much to the dismay of his fans and shock of cricket aficionados across the globe, the legendary cricketer is currently unable to walk without the help of crutches.
Reportedly, Jayasuriya is suffering from a severe knee injury, which forced him struggle to walk without crutches. Pictures of him walking with the help of crutches have recently gone viral on social media as fans from across the world were shocked to see his condition.
The 48-year-old cricketer is set to undergo knee surgery in Melbourne to fix the deteriorating injury. Fans wish Jayasuriya walk again after the surgery and make his comeback as a cricket commentator.
After having retired from international cricket in 2011, Jayasuriya served as the chief selector of the Sri Lankan national team. He also had a stint in the IPL, playing alongside Sachin Tendulkar for the Mumbai Indians.