Surely, when he retires, he will be known as one of the greatest cricketing icons. Mayya is the former captain of srilanka. In 125 tests, he has scored almost 10000 runs with a best of 374 runs and an average of 51.30 and 29 100s. Likewise, his ODI career is extra ordinary. In 356 ODIs, he has struck 10059 runs with a highest of 144 runs and an average of 33.53 with 15 100s. He made his test debut in 1997 against India. In 2006, he was named the best captain of the year by ICC and in 2007 best player of the year. From 1999 to 2005, he held the record for the most run outs by a fielder. He holds the world record partnership with Sangakkara of 624 runs in a test in 2006 against South Africa. He has the record for being the first srilankan to score a triple century and his highest individual score of 374 is the best by any Srilankan. He was named wisden cricketer of the year in 2007, has scored centuries against all teams and has captained the World XI in2006.