Sri Lankan cricket star scored a record 13,000 runs in his two decade career.
He was named Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year while attending St. Servatius College.
He used his outstanding cricket career to find success as a member of Sri Lanka's Parliament.
Divorced Sandra de Silva in 2012 and would marry his third wife, Maleeka Sirisena, the same year. He has two daughters, Kashini and Yeheli, and a son, Ranuka.
He is perhaps the best cricketer in his nation's history, which can also be said for India's Sachin Tendulkar.