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Mahela fetches a million dollars

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Current Sri Lankan cricket captain Mahela Jayawardena was bought for US$1.5 million at the IPL auction this morning. Jayawardena was bought by the Delhi based franchise the 'Delhi Daredevils'. Champion off spinner Muttiah Muralitharana was bought by "Royal Challengers Bangalore" for US$220,000.

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  • PremasiriS Sunday, 05 February 2012 04:48 AM

    They the Cricketers only that has always brought Foreign Wealth, Fame & Glory into the Country yet it is the politician & other bogus stars (artists) who thrive on the poor man’s cent have been given unwanted publicity.

    Rajash Saturday, 04 February 2012 08:42 PM

    what happened to Sanath?

    gorakaya Saturday, 04 February 2012 09:16 PM

    Mahela is a cricketer and a gentleman. Good luck Mahela.

    Dushantha Kurera Saturday, 04 February 2012 10:00 PM

    Well done Deshabandu Mahela. Now hammer the "Pandu" out of the grounds without a Randu and show your class as the best batsman ever produced by Sri Lanka.

    yoyo Saturday, 04 February 2012 11:17 PM

    Let his bat Talk as well as his Crabs:)

    ss Saturday, 04 February 2012 11:53 PM

    how much is he now going to be paid.?

    Kanthi Sunday, 05 February 2012 01:08 AM

    Well done Mahela.We are proud of you.keep it up.Show your colours in Australia.

    Fair N Square Sunday, 05 February 2012 02:34 AM

    he's a classic in ANY form of the game.. has a 375 in tests.. , many centuries in one day... and good scores in 20/20.. He's smart... lQQk what he did for himself... accepted the captaincy and immediate results are shown... Well done !!

    Yuri Sunday, 05 February 2012 03:03 AM

    Once Murali was fare better then all this, he is a long retied cricketer. and once Sri lanka would not win one match without him.

    Amith Saturday, 04 February 2012 08:20 PM

    Mahela you didn't do much for Sri Lanka recently upto your standard we expect you to do . Hope at least you respect the Dollars.

    Labby Sunday, 05 February 2012 05:12 AM

    Shouldn't this be taxed? If not why?

    Shan Sunday, 05 February 2012 05:27 AM

    @Labby:: Taxed for what?? To feed the Politicos??

    Fair N Square Sunday, 05 February 2012 05:42 AM

    IF the money is brought to SL that is... what IF he has an off shore account? sigh let em bring in the money and spend it... the economy thrives when the money is rotated... Stop making ppl go and invest in foreign countries.... REMEMBER... he signs and the money is earned in India and ... so he has the luxury of keeping the money where ever he wants...Are u suggesting tha India should tax the foreign players.... ummmmm

    verat Sunday, 05 February 2012 06:49 AM

    mahela is very talleted

    Hamzie - Qatar Sunday, 05 February 2012 07:38 AM

    For Sri Lankans, Mahela is PRICELESS

    esusalli Sunday, 05 February 2012 09:17 AM

    what ever happened to real cricket its going down the way of cheap fast entertainment, high profits money and gambling

    advisor Sunday, 05 February 2012 10:35 AM

    We are proud of you. Win us the AUS/IND/SL series and groom a leader for the sake of the future. If you are able to achieve those , you will have paid your debt to the nation.

    Prasanna Sunday, 05 February 2012 12:22 PM

    Are they really mad to take unform batsman like mahela?

    mike Saturday, 04 February 2012 04:27 PM

    You deserve this for your merit and dedication to wards the sports..

    AMT Saturday, 04 February 2012 08:41 AM

    Our cricketers are bringing valuable foreign exchange to our country, and our ministers are there to spend it??

    kawda boy Saturday, 04 February 2012 08:47 AM

    Mahela is the classic in hitters' game

    nimal Saturday, 04 February 2012 09:05 AM

    holy freaking dollars :O

    AMG Saturday, 04 February 2012 09:44 AM

    Mahela is the man !

    Regi Saturday, 04 February 2012 10:14 AM

    Whatever it is, the outstanding salaries of our players should be settled immediately by the Board.

    kondebendapucheena Saturday, 04 February 2012 10:23 AM

    One of the Legend of Sri Lankan Cricket will remember many more years to come.Let his bat talk

    Psycho Saturday, 04 February 2012 10:29 AM

    Yes Mahela is Lamborhihini, api Badagini

    paulraj Saturday, 04 February 2012 10:29 AM

    keep the liuns flag flying high,well done

    AMG Saturday, 04 February 2012 07:46 AM

    Mahela is like a Lamborghini Murciélago! but Murali is so cheap like a Maruti !

    rd Saturday, 04 February 2012 04:30 PM

    thats because you have no talent !

    rohandil Saturday, 04 February 2012 04:26 PM

    He is worth more than that to Sri Lanka.

    daran Saturday, 04 February 2012 04:33 PM

    u have even maruti ?

    Kaslana Saturday, 04 February 2012 07:05 PM

    Looks like the IPL capitalist are taking ques from the USA where investment bankers on Wall Street, highly paid CEO's, college coaches and professional athletes that have taken top dollar and in return delivering nothing. Hope Mahela can prove otherwise.

    citizen1 Saturday, 04 February 2012 08:05 PM

    They are drooling and swallowing spit in enthusiam.... can't wait to get their hands on it!!

    citizen1 Saturday, 04 February 2012 08:06 PM

    I fear we may lose our best players because of the dysfunctional board.

    Priyantha Gunaratna Saturday, 04 February 2012 08:14 PM

    What about clash between IPL 2012 and England Sri Lanka test series? Mahela arrived late in England last year from IPL and was not properly prepared to play test cricket. His poor performance was one of the contrubting factors for our loss in that series.

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