Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are some of Ajantha Mendis' most notable achievements in cricket?
Ajantha Mendis achieved the fastest 50 wickets in ODIs, reaching this milestone in just 19 matches. He also set a record in the 2008 Asia Cup final with a six-wicket haul against India. Additionally, he was a key player in Sri Lanka’s victory in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20.
How did Ajantha Mendis fare in his Test cricket debut?
Mendis had a remarkable Test debut against India in July 2008, where he claimed four wickets in each innings, setting a new Sri Lankan record for a Test debut. His performance garnered praise from cricketing legend Muttiah Muralitharan.
Did Ajantha Mendis face any significant challenges in his career?
Yes, Mendis faced a severe back injury in 2014, which significantly affected his bowling. However, he showed resilience by gradually returning to form through rest, rehabilitation, and careful practice.