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Two greats look back on 20 years of friendship that has included World Cup heartbreak, a world-record stand, and missing a wedding

Interview by Jo Harman

November 29, 2013

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Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene catch a breather during training, Pallekele, November 30, 2010
The two giants of Sri Lankan batting have more than 47,000 international runs between them © AFP
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So guys, when did the two of you first meet?

Kumar Sangakkara: I think we would have been 15 or 16.

Mahela Jayawardene: Yes, Kumar lived in Kandy and I lived in Colombo, but we played against each other maybe once or twice when we were at school and then we hooked up when he came to Colombo and started playing club and international cricket together. That's when our friendship began to build.

Any run-ins or rivalries between you in those early days?

MJ: No, not really! School cricket and club cricket was just a lot of fun.

KS: And then when I got into the national side, Mahela was already vice-captain. We are the same age but Mahela was already playing Under-24 and A-team level when he was 17 and had been earmarked for national greatness.

When did you start to become close friends and see each other outside of cricket?

KS: I think when we started playing international cricket together. We were in a team that had a lot of senior players and we were the same age and had a lot of similar interests.

MJ: Yes, that's a good point, because when I first came into the Sri Lanka side there was no one who was in my age group; Kumar was probably the first person of my age to come in after I made my debut in 1997. He came into the side in 2000 and as soon as he did we just clicked, because I needed somebody!

KS: It wasn't an intimidating dressing room, in fact it was a lot of fun, and Murali always spent a lot of time with the younger players. But it's great when you have someone who shares your interests and you have a lot of things you can do and talk about, on and off the field.

What were your first impressions of each other?

MJ: We have this joke in Sri Lanka about Kandy boys being a bit wild, but Kumar was quite different. He was in his element in international cricket, in the sense that he knows what he's doing and he's very focused and hard-working. Those were the first things I thought about him. Even when he first came into the side he was quick to learn, he was really working hard on his game and asking a lot of questions from the senior guys. Those are things we learned from each other as we tried to develop our game. Both of us helped each other quite a bit in that environment.

KS: When I came into the national side Mahela had already scored hundreds and a double-hundred - 240 against India - and been the vice-captain, so he was my age but at the same time he was established and one of the best performers. It used to frustrate me watching him bat, because he never had to work hard like most of us; he had a lot of natural ability, grace and timing. He had the ability to score a lot of big runs at a young age, whereas I took about two years to get my first hundred in Test cricket. So there were a lot of things I learnt off Mahela: how he handled the dressing room, how he handled the seniors, the way he carried himself. It was great to be able to chit-chat about that and then to cement the friendship by spending a lot of time together.

What are some of your best memories together over the years?

MJ: The best memories are our travelling adventures. Every time we go on tour we tend to feed off each other and both of us just love the game of cricket, so we would ask questions of others and then just keep talking about how we could improve.

KS: It's about enjoying the countries that we are in. We love to try out food, see the cultureā€¦ have a good time basically.

MJ: It's not easy when you're travelling and playing the game for 15 years or more, and you need that friendship to carry you through. You tend to make mistakes on the field and off the field sometimes and you need somebody to talk to and get their views to get it right. We've enjoyed that brilliantly. But we've also had our banterā€¦ we're very competitive on and off the field!

A run-glut in Colombo

  • Having won the toss and elected to bat, South Africa posted what looked a well below-par 169 but the tourists were given a glimmer of hope when Dale Steyn removed both Sri Lankan openers inside four overs. What followed was the highest partnership first-class cricket had ever seen - a record that still stands today.
  • Sangakkara began shakily, as he was put down in the gully and bowled by a no ball. From then on there was no let-up though; he and his partner, Jayawardene, each reaching his half-century before stumps on day one and batting through the entirety of the second day to bring up their double tons.
  • That evening, with history beckoning, the friends tried to relax and took their wives out to dinner at a local Thai restaurant. Then, on day three, they ploughed on, first passing Sanath Jayasuriya and Roshan Mahanama's record of 576 for the highest Test partnership and then Vijay Hazare and Gul Mohamed's first-class record of 577. Each landmark was greeted with an impromptu blast of fireworks.
  • Sanga eventually fell for 287, after 675 minutes at the crease, but his partner continued to churn out the runs, eclipsing Jayasuriya's innings of 340, the highest by a Sri Lankan, before finally falling 26 runs short of Brian Lara's Test record 400 to the dismay of the home fans. In 752 minutes at the crease, Jayawardene had faced 572 balls and hit 43 fours and one six. He declared immediately after his dismissal, giving Murali enough time to bowl out South Africa for an innings victory.

Do you ever argue?

KS: Oh yes, plenty!

MJ: Especially when we play our warm-up games, our football matches and various silly things.

KS: It makes enjoying the dressing room a lot easier when things get tough, when there are things you can't control, that you have someone there who you can sit down with and have a laugh about it with.

Your most famous partnership is of course your 624-run stand against South Africa in 2006, which remains the highest-ever partnership for any wicket in first-class cricket. How did you keep each other going through that?

KS: We were just having a good time, talking about a lot of things, including what we would be eating for dinner, I think! The only time tension set in was when we got close to the world record. We were only aware of it for the last bit.

MJ: Yes, I think we had a tea break just before we reached the record and when we went back to the dressing room we had no idea how close we were. We knew that Sanath [Jayasuriya] and Roshan [Mahanama] held the record, but we weren't sure how close we were to it until the tea break when someone said we were ten or 11 runs away from breaking the record. I was particularly nervous, because it's not an individual thing and you can't let your partner down. Those last few runs were very tense!

KS: It's nice that two good friends hold that record. I don't think we ever set out to break it, it just happened.

MJ: I think the match situation dictated the partnership purely because when we went in we were in trouble so we were not actually thinking about a big partnership, we were just trying to get through that period against a good South African bowling attack. We were about 14 for 2 when I joined Kumar and we were just trying to bat through long periods, we never had a thought of a big partnership like that. But I think that's how these things happen - you don't really think about it.

Is it true that you were best men at each other's wedding?

KS: Not quite, no. Mahela's wife was maid of honour at my wedding.

MJ: And Kumar was meant to be the best man at my wedding but he wasn't in the country! The wedding was fixed for a date but then a tour got rescheduled and got tangled up in the week of my wedding. I had to fly back from India for my wedding and none of my team-mates could be there.

KS: It was a real shame. I was in India playing a one-day series. Mahela had to skip back to Sri Lanka for a couple of days.

MJ: I only missed one game because they forced me to come back after the wedding!

But you've also had your tough times together too?

KS: Yes, we've had our tough times. We've had tough times when we've lost four World Cup finals, we've had tough times when we've lost overseas, and we've had tough times in Sri Lanka.

MJ: But we've stuck together and we've helped each other out in those situations. We've had conversations about how to get through those tough times. It makes a big difference having Kumar there. It's not about saying "yes" to everything, it's about asking each other questions about why we're doing something and asking if we can maybe do something differently. Having a different opinion can help each other. Playing in Sri Lanka is not always the easiest, with lots of things happening, so often you need that bit of advice.

You two have been such a huge part of Sri Lankan cricket for so many years. Do you see it as your duty to lay the foundations for the future of the national side?

KS: I think that's any player's responsibility really, to leave cricket a better place and to leave the dressing room an easier place to come through; to set foundations and guide with advice. But at the end of the day I think our responsibility is very simple: to play Test cricket to the best of our ability so we can inspire young players to reach those standards. Mahela has got close to 11,000 Test runs, over 11,000 one-day runs, over 30 hundreds. What better way to inspire the next generation than to do what he's done? To play the game in such a manner, to win games for Sri Lanka, to leave that legacy.

MJ: There have been a lot of foundations laid by a lot of Sri Lankan cricketers over the years and our challenge was to take Sri Lankan cricket forward from where it was. We are a tiny island and what we've accomplished is amazing and we're passionate about our game and very proud we're playing for our country. We want to see new players coming through, breaking our records and going further forward, because that means we'll have done a good job in giving them a pathway.

And when you do both retire, the partnership continues?

KS: Of course. We've already started a couple of ventures together.

MJ: Most of the things we've started are together, in charity work and other business ventures, so we'll definitely be partners for quite some time I think! It's been fun and it's a fantastic friendship we have on and off the field. It's not overshadowing each other. It's a very healthy partnership; we feed off each other and we complement each other.

This article was first published in the December 2013 issue of All Out Cricket magazine. Read what Mark Butcher thinks about Australia rediscovering their nasty streak

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Posted by Yousufahmed1 on (December 3, 2013, 9:06 GMT)

Definition of LEGEND in Sri Lanka. Any batsman who has an average of 30 is a Legend of the game. LOL. Going by that definition every team in the world even ZIm and BAN has at least 5-6 LEGENDS in their team and top teams are carrying 8 LEGENDS every time they take the field. LOL.

Posted by   on (December 1, 2013, 10:41 GMT)

Few readers have introduced several players as cricket legends without facts, Here are facts to be filtered real Legends,

Most player of the Match AWARDS.... Jayasuriya 48, Aravinda 30, Arjuna 24, Sangakkara 23, Atapaththu 20 Mahela 19, Dilshan 18

Most player-of-the-series awards ..... Jayasuriya 11,Dilshan 5, Sangakkara 5,Athapathu 4, Mahela 4,Aravinda3

Most Centuries,... Jayasuriya 28, Dilshan 17, Sangakkara 16 ,Mahela 16 , Tharanga 13 , Aravinda 11, Athapaththu 11,

Decide your self...

Posted by   on (November 30, 2013, 23:59 GMT)

@ Eranga Abeygunawardena, mate do you know Dilshan is always bat at no 1 whereas Mahela always at no 4 or 5? Do you think Dilshan will score more runs than Mahela at no 4 or 5 ? Please check Mahela's record as a operner ? it is more than 50. If he does open he is best in the World. Those who says he can not play outside Sri Lanka, please check his ODI records. He scored more runs with good avg outside SL. No argument he is the best batsmen SL ever produced. 400+ International catches , 23000 international runs, 47 International Hundreds, rated as one of the best Captian all times, moreover good gentlemen on the field and off the field...!!!

Posted by   on (November 30, 2013, 21:36 GMT)

Pure class on and off the field

Posted by android_user on (November 30, 2013, 18:27 GMT)

a great friendship in cricket which makes better partnerships

Posted by   on (November 30, 2013, 17:23 GMT)

@Janaka Kumara - You forgot Vaas there machan :)

Posted by android_user on (November 30, 2013, 15:29 GMT)

its not just your performance which makes u great .. its also the character which matters and these two have got both !

Posted by   on (November 30, 2013, 14:31 GMT)

No doubt these two are the best batsmen (and Sanga is the best) Sri Lanka ever produced and among the best 6 cricketers produced in the country along with Arjuna, Murali, Sanath and Aravinda. People can have their own views, but Sri Lanka didnt have flat pitches while these two played (though they had many for test matches before 2000). So, numbers should represent their talents but more than anything else, what I respect these two (slightly better for Sanga) is their honestly outside the cricket field too. There will always be cruel prople (thats common everywhere) but I think we would extremely be luckly to have an another Sanga in Sri Lankan cricket. I love the way Sanga handles interviews, he is such a carm character. Above all, what I wanted to say here is, you would never find such closed friends in cricket field again (particularly when one is the captain and the other to be next captain). They have a huge respect for each other. God bless you both !

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (November 30, 2013, 13:39 GMT)

They have already SEt up so many records and off the feild they are great as friends

Posted by android_user on (November 30, 2013, 7:49 GMT)

proud to be srilanakn...to legens in the game great to see thise gentleman bating to together

Posted by   on (November 30, 2013, 6:00 GMT)

2 legends of the game hats of to these 2 giants for their contributions to Srilankan cricket and World cricket at large, love to watch these 2 bat together just not against Pakistan.

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (November 30, 2013, 5:13 GMT)

Wonderful batsman...so wrists and full of class. Watching the two bat from aus is hard at times...for the two to average 50 is test cricket well done

Posted by   on (November 30, 2013, 3:11 GMT)

There may be better cricketing talents out there, but I am not certain whether cricket world will ever be able to see true gentlemen cricketers like Mahela and Sanga. They have been true role models not only for blossoming young cricket talents, everyone in Sri Lanka has whale of things to learn from them. Although less fortunate to be a part of world cup winning Sri Lanka Team, they will be remembered as cricketing legends who introduced healthy dressing room culture to Sri Lanka Cricket. Unfortunately some cruel elements could not value true soles of the calibre of Mahela and Sanga, many Sri Lankans are grateful to you, for your noble contribution to the Sri Lanka Cricket. May noble triple gem bless you!

Posted by android_user on (November 30, 2013, 3:11 GMT)

It has been a pleasure watching them. I had the privilege of watchi Sanath and Roshan set the record and the watch Sanga and Mahela eclipse that. Thank you.....

Posted by   on (November 30, 2013, 2:44 GMT)

#amazing #thebest... i just love the elegance of both their batting.. real ambassadors for SL Cricket

Posted by tennakoon63 on (November 30, 2013, 1:58 GMT)

two best cricketers and gentlemen of SL Cricket. My hats off to them.

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 22:00 GMT)

Quite refreshing to see the 'healthy respect' two top class players have for each other. Sangakkara, despite having come into the team nearly three years later, has clearly developed into a better all-round batsman, especially overseas. His test and ODI batting average is also far superior to Mahela. But the humility with which he every time points out MJ's achievements shows the mutual respect. Mahela, for his part, seems thankful for a friend and confidante like Sanga on his side. Gentlemen, and excellent servants of Sri Lankan cricket. Hope they go on to achieve more success!

Posted by InsideHedge on (November 29, 2013, 21:18 GMT)

As an Indian fan, I can say it is indeed amazing what Sri Lanka have achieved in cricket. While NZ is a small country and often punches above its weight, Lanka's cricketers come from a very small geographical area within the country. That makes their achievements even more remarkable. At some point in the future, one hopes their catchment area increases.

Had they won those 4 finals, they could have been sitting on a total of FIVE Championships.

Both of these cricketers have set an incredibly high standard. It's hard to say if they're the two best batters that SL have produced, I still lean towards Aravinda, he was unlucky to play when SL played fewer Tests. So was Roy Dias. It should also be added that even during Jayawardene and Sanga's career, there have been too many 2 Test series.

Certainly Jaya/Sanga will go down as greats, not just SL greats, and will forever be known as a pair, much like Hobbs/Sutcliffe & Sobers/Kanhai.

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (November 29, 2013, 20:31 GMT)

Lovely article! They also own a crab restaurant in Colombo which I went to, Ministry of Crab. Superb food! Probably the second and third best batsmen ever from Sri Lanka, after Aravinda of course!

Posted by warneneverchuck on (November 29, 2013, 19:10 GMT)

I doubt if they have scored 10 centuries combined in aus eng sa which is a must thing for any subcontinent batsman to be included in a league of greats

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 18:45 GMT)

My wife and I had the privilege of hanging out with the team in Barbados during the 2005 ODI series. Sanga was great to hang out with and joined us for dinner just about every night. It was fun to listen all the inside stories.

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 18:26 GMT)

Love you guys. Hope we can win a world cup before your retirement .

Posted by ImonG on (November 29, 2013, 18:17 GMT)

Any conversation with these two gentlemen, is a treat. Fine cricketers, who exude all the charm of the gentlemen's game. Talented, classy, articulated, two of the finest ambassadors of cricket. Wish them all the best. May their partnership continue for years to come.

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 16:55 GMT)

Two very graceful batsmen. For numerology aficionados there is quite a bit to read in their birth dates, both born on 27th, but Mahela having life path number 2 and Sanga 7 showing their different personalities.

Posted by siddhartha87 on (November 29, 2013, 16:11 GMT)

Greatest gentlemen in cricket history.

Posted by CricketMaan on (November 29, 2013, 15:37 GMT)

My memory of these two with other SL were when i was behind Sanga in the Q at KFC, it was hard to notice these as there were no tantrums or fancy stuff, they came quitely ordered, picked and polietly walked to a corner for a bite. humble and smiling, that was just before they were on thier way back to Lanka for the final stages of WC.

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 15:36 GMT)

Maiya(Mahela) & Sanga are the best ever cricketing legends I've ever seen! Good luck for both of them to winning a world cup for Sri Lanka before their retirements.

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 14:41 GMT)

Love you and it's pleasure watching you guys (Kumar Sangakara and Mahela Jayawardene) playing in all formats, keep it up, long life (A fan from Afghanistan)

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 13:53 GMT)

best buddies of cricket....

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 13:44 GMT)

True Legends and ambassadors of the game!!

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 13:43 GMT)

All these comments say every thing...Cheers guys..!May triple gem blessed all!

Posted by Black_Rider on (November 29, 2013, 13:38 GMT)

Thank You so much for all the people who shared their experience with Sanga and Mahiya with us. 'Long live Sanga and Mahiya...' 'Long live FRIENDSHIP......'

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 13:31 GMT)

Mahela's hundred in the 2007 wc semi against NZ was a gem.A combination of pure cricket shots with aggression.The record partnership of over 600 runs was two great batsmen playing excellent test innings against a great bowling attack on a decent cricket pitch. If not, it is not possible to achieve a result after pile up such a huge score & win the match at last .

Posted by Dynamodev on (November 29, 2013, 12:15 GMT)

I had the privilege of meeting most of the Sri Lankan cricket team when they toured England in 2011. I met them at their hotel after the match in Bristol. I had a brief chat with both Kumar and Mahela. They were extremely polite and welcoming. Many sports personalities can be quite intimidating and unsociable. Both are excellent ambassadors to Sri Lankan cricket and cricket as a whole. Personality-wise and they way they carry themselves on and off the field, they are definitely a class apart. Cricket and sport desperately need people like them. Even as a South African supporter, I will be cheering them on in 2015 to hopefully finally win a deserved World Cup!

Posted by N.Sundararajan on (November 29, 2013, 11:35 GMT)

N. Sundararajan from Chennai--I have not met Mahela but I have met Kumar at the Colombo airport lounge, and have obtained his autograph for my daughter ! Both are such fine gentlemen, and play the game in the traditional spirit. Kumar's Colin Cowdrey speech was a gem ! May God bless them both with long life, long cricketing career and of course success in their ventures !

Posted by fayyaz03 on (November 29, 2013, 11:14 GMT)

True Legends! It will be the darkest day for SL cricket (specially test cricket) when they call their days.

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 11:06 GMT)

Both Mahela and Sangakkara have been outstanding for Sri Lankan cricket. They have led their team to many wins and have been pretty much the backbone of their team for the last decade. Sanga has done well around the world and is his team's first genuine world class batsman. Jayawardene has scored piles and piles of runs at home and is a very important factor for SL's dominance at home. These two have given a lot to their team and their contributions are invaluable. Sri Lanka will be lucky to find two more batsmen like them in the future. I hope they keep going on till the 2015 WC and try to win a tournament at last!

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 10:48 GMT)

Legends of course !! Two outstanding talents !! Mahela looked a natural always often finding enough time to play a shot and many time was able to play innovative shots.. Sanga is highly focussed, really hardworking and having tremendous temparement to suit all forms of cricket.. plays with ease and assurance,.. capable of holding an innings with determination...both are brilliant..!!

Posted by vvbr on (November 29, 2013, 10:46 GMT)

No noise just pure showmanship and dedication. What amazing characters these two are. True ambassadors of the game.

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 10:30 GMT)

Love and respect, respect and love, and massive massive respect and respect from Pakistan.

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 10:28 GMT)

Sanga and Mahela along with Aravinda are the best that Sri lanka has ever produce...most importantly they are down to earth and super human beings...#respect

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 9:54 GMT)

Mahela and sanga are not the real match winners. Real match winner is Sanath.sanath has the most player of the match awards in ODI cricket,That is 48 times while Aravinda 30, Arjuna 24, Sanga 23, Attapattu 20,Mahela 19 and Dilshan 18.That's why Mahela is said highly overated than his actual records or performance.

Posted by Yevghenny on (November 29, 2013, 9:52 GMT)

Whenever they're on the tv I make sure I watch these two bat. There are few sights better in cricket than Jayawardene in full flow

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 9:23 GMT)

@tattus - because they have hardly played overseas. Often they would be playing a 2 test series with hardly any practice matches. Recently they have played 3 test series overseas, but at the end of their careers. mahela, I know, is a fine player and hardly looks like in trouble when Sri Lanka comes to Australia. However continuous use of the dab towards third man often led to his down fall. Some thing which would have been corrected earlier had he played more games at his peak. And before any one assumes anything, I am an Indian living in Australia, so no SL connection. I am simply making a judgement based on them every time Sri Lanka tours Australia

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 9:22 GMT)

Both are match winners on their day...great ambassadors for Sri Lankan Cricket...

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 9:17 GMT)

Mahela is highly overated batsman in ODI cricket who has just 33 average. Dilshan is far better player than Mahela with average around 38 unfortunately underrated.

Posted by J751 on (November 29, 2013, 9:02 GMT)

Fine cricketers,good human beings.

Posted by TATTUs on (November 29, 2013, 8:05 GMT)

Good players. Sangakkara is a bit better than mahela I think. Mahela is a good slip fielder as well. Legends for Sri Lanka. Though they are great in Sri Lanka, I dont think they did justice to their talent overseas. Especially outside the subcontinent they have performed pretty average but still being the best for Sri Lanka.

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 8:04 GMT)

SLslider - hopeless fielder? really? you can say many things about him but he's one of the best fielders Sri Lanka has ever produced and still remains one of the best slip fielders in the world. To all the naysayers about his ability outside sri lanka, yes his record could be better, but he has still scored test 100s in every country bar SA where he got a 98. Most players would be delighted with an average of 40 away from home. May not be as prolific as he is at home, but still no mug!

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 7:49 GMT)

Legends of the game.... Total respect.

Posted by Sulaimaan91 on (November 29, 2013, 7:24 GMT)

@SLslider You really must not have watched much of SL cricket, the two best fielders in the SL team currently would be Dilshan and Mahela, the two would be among the best in the world as close in fielders which they do both in Tests and ODIs, especially Mahela at slips. Mahela and in fact no one needs to make way for a younger player, if the player is good enough, he should be able to find a way into the team through performance.

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 5:52 GMT)

Superb interview...about two of da best!

Posted by 9ST9 on (November 29, 2013, 5:41 GMT)

Ha Ha Nikshep Spot On Re: Brokeback mountain.

Posted by Raman.UV on (November 29, 2013, 5:33 GMT)

Sangakkara ia a great batsman while MJ is just a below avg player outside Sri Lanka. MJ has piled up his runs in SL.

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 5:26 GMT)

I Love both of them not just watching them play but they are also such good orators.. Still believe both have a lot to offer for SL Cricket...

Posted by DwightR on (November 29, 2013, 5:17 GMT)

the ultimate cricket bromance...would love to see these two coach a national side together once their playing days are behind them

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 4:56 GMT)

Legends of the game.... Total respect.... Alas they are coming to the fag end of their legendary careers...

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 4:51 GMT)

Lovely to read abt dem.. Its 1 gud partnership & friendship, we hardly get to see these days.. Dey hv been quite modest about everything.. We Indians fear dese 2 on-field but respect dem too.

Glad to read their interview and wish dem al the best.. Thanks cricinfo for ur lovely articles.

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 4:45 GMT)

i have not seen better freindship in cricket than Mahela and Sangakara. They are like married to each other and show lot of respect for each other. Both have spent huge amount playing under each other and with each other. Biggest partnership is the proof of their friendship. They are greatest servant of Sri Lankan cricket but they are not most luckiest because they are able to lose lots of WC finals.

I hope both friends should win minimum of one WC either T20 or ODI because they desreve it like Kallis do.

I wish best of luck to these two friends to stay friends for ever. Classic friendship.

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 4:29 GMT)

long overdue interview! no pun intended but if brockback mountain was made wid cricketers these 2 wud b d lead pair!

Posted by android_user on (November 29, 2013, 4:17 GMT)

it was a quiet amazing interview. its very interesting one. any body would love to read it. these are the two greatest friends which ever played in the game of cricket. All the best luck for your friendship and cricket careers.

Posted by   on (November 29, 2013, 4:00 GMT)

Awww! It's like an interview with a married couple on their anniversary :D

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