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Being able to play in the 142nd Battle of the Blues was memorable, says Mahith

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Mahith Perera played first XI school cricket as an all rounder, first XV rugby as a scrum half and football for his alma mater S.Thomas College, Mount Lavinia in the Inter-School tournaments. He has also represented the Sri Lanka national football team as well. Mahith is the younger brother of famous S.Thomas rugby player cum present vice captain Sukitha Perera.

Speaking exclusively to Daily News, Mahith said “My father was also a sportsman and he influenced me from a young age and that’s the main reason why I entered the world of sport”.

“My parents have always been my biggest supporters, they have always supported me since day one and if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be where I am today, also special thanks to my coaches who trained me and pushed me to my limit and never gave up on me”. “Ever since I was a little kid, I always enjoyed watching cricket on the TV, and pictured myself playing on the field, I chose this sport because I enjoy playing it and that’s the reason why I chose the game of rugby”.

“Being a cricketer is no easy task, you have to be mentally and physically prepared if not you won’t last long on the field”. “My favourite cricketer is former Indian captain Virat Kohli and my

favorite leisure time activities are going to the beach, spending time with my friends and working out”. “Thus far my most unforgettable incident was playing the 142nd battle of the blues big match (Royal-S.Thomas) and It was a dream come true for me, hence I cherish that moment very much”. “Top most priorities in my life are family, studies, sports”.

“I don’t compare myself with any one, I only focus on myself and I do what I believe in”.

“My greatest accomplishments in life are getting the opportunity to play the big match and being a part of the Under 15 Sri Lanka development team”. “The most common compliment I get is when people tell me, I have a bright future ahead of me”. “The pandemic taught me to be safe, never take it easy and always help each other”.

“Yes, I am happy with all my achievements and I hope to push myself further in the future”.

“The most embarrassing moment on the cricket field is after hitting a massive six and getting out in the very next ball I faced”. “In life I like to describe myself as a dedicated and caring person” “When I grow up, I want to be a businessman or a professional cricketer”. “I want to be remembered as someone who could achieve the impossible and that’s the kind of legacy I would like to be remembered for” concluded Mahith Perera.

Friday, February 25, 2022 – 01:00

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