A Feature for HoldingWilley celebrating the birthday of Sri Lankan Legend Aravinda de Silva. The rise of Sri Lanka in World cricket is a classic example of ‘rags to riches’ story! From attaining Test status in 1982 to winning the World Cup in 1996, Sri Lanka quickly turned their fortunes around shrugging the underdog status in a space of just 14 years. However, Sri Lanka’s meteoric rise in World Cricket can be attributed to the hard work, grit and determination of many legends who became a role model for the next generation cricketers. Aravinda de Silva, Sri Lanka’s premier batsman during 1984-2003, was one of those legends!