Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene has admitted that he doesn’t want to take up as head coach role for any international team despite being very successful in coaching franchises. Jayawardene found yet another title recently in the Hundred tournament with the Southern Brave side in the inaugural men’s edition.
Jayawardene has been one of the most successful coaches in IPL in a very short period of time as he has already won three titles with his stint for the Mumbai Indians in the years 2017, 2019, and 2020. He has shown the world that he would be the next best coach in the coming years despite being in his early days.
Mahela Jayawardene Happy To Have His Personal Time
Mahela Jayawardene was questioned on taking the head coach role in an international team after his successful stints and he admitted that he doesn’t want to lock up 12 months of a year and added about having some personal time with his family being on his radar. He mentioned that he would be happy to help out as a consultant at times and not as a full-time job.
“Having done 18 years of international cricket as a player I don’t want to live out of a suitcase for 12 months of the year. This is a good challenge for me and it’s early days. I don’t do too many tournaments so that I have my personal time to spend back home with the family.
I’m happy to help out as a consultant here and there (with Sri Lanka) but not on a full-time basis because I would not enjoy that personally,” Mahela Jayawardene told as reported by Sky Sports.
Mahela Jayawardene Feels The Hundred Could Carry New Things To T20 Cricket
Mahela Jayawardene mentioned that The Hundred format was a success already and there aren’t many things to be changed. He expressed his liking for the tactical options that the tournament provided and added that in few years, these slight changes might enter into the T20 cricket as well.
“I think you shouldn’t tinker too much, the product itself is pretty good. Personally, I love the new tactical onuses on two overs for a bowler, the new batsman has to come in and face, I think those kinds of things might even creep up to T20 cricket, even into World Cups,” he added.
Mahela Jayawardene is one of the greatest Sri Lankan cricketers of all time and he is one of the living legends of the game.