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Passion beyond words


One of the brightest young batting prospects in Sri Lanka, Angelo Perera was named in Sri Lanka's ODI squad for the home series against Bangladesh in March 2013 after a prolific domestic limited-overs season for Nondescripts Cricket Club. A powerful middle-order batsman with an array of strokes and no lack of audacity, Perera has carved out an impressive List ‘ A’ record over five years, and his first-class performances are even better.

A product of St. Peter's College in Colombo, Perera led his school side in his final year in 2009, and also featured in Sri Lanka's Under-19 teams from 2007 to 2009.

He has done remarkably well in domestic cricket during the last few years .

Perera first played for Sri Lanka in a Twenty20 match in 2013 at Pallekele and made One Day International debut against South Africa in Pallekele same year. He is currently in the Sri Lanka ODI squad against Australia. Today T n C’ goes “off the field” with emerging cricketer Angelo Perera.

Q: What are the main priorities in your life?

Family and Cricket.

Q: What made you play cricket?

The love for the sport in Sri Lanka always motivated me to represent my country. The passion I have for cricket cannot be expressed in a few words.

Q: What is the most important thing for you?

My family and my professional career are the most important things to me at the moment. I always try my best to strike a balance between these two.

Q: Who has influenced you the most?

My parents. They have been my pillars of strength.

Q: Who do you sometimes compare yourself to?

I would never compare myself to anybody. Each person has a unique style of doing things.

Q: What are your favourite leisure time activities?

I watch TV series when I’m free. I just love spending my free time in bed when I’m not watching TV.

Q: Which world figure do you admire and respect most?

His Holiness Pope Francis the first.

Q: How would you describe your personal style?

Live your life with no regrets.

Q: Are you fashionable?

Yes. I like to be fashionable . Especially with the clothes. I’m very concerned about my hair too.

Q: What motivates you in your life?

The desire to fulfil my dreams which motivates me to strive harder each day.

Q: If you could choose any career right now, what would it be?

Without any doubt its “Cricket”. I love representing Sri Lanka.

Q: Are you into music ? If so, what forms of music are you into?

I really love slow music. Not a fan of loud, modern style music. I prefer 80’s and 90’s classics. The Golden Oldies.

Q: What is the best compliment you have ever received?

My girlfriend pampers me with so many compliments. I cannot single out one.

Q: Describe yourself in two words.

Hard working Christian. 



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