Sri Lankans will be watching in their numbers when two of the country's leading sportsmen, cricketers Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, appear on television quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in their homeland.
The pair will take on the questions for charity on Thursday, November 28.
Hi all. Don't forget to watch Kumar & myself trying to win some money for charity on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire! pic.twitter.com/qiko0OoXxw— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) November 27, 2013
Understandably, everyone is tight-lipped about how they'll fare, but the duo are thought of as one of cricket's more cerebral partnerships. Sangakkara, as All Out Cricket confirms, plans to complete his law degree after cricket. Whether they'll have the general knowledge required to flourish on the show remains to be seen.
In any case, they certainly have form as a partnership. Per Cricinfo's record list, the duo have put on the biggest stand in the history of Test cricket together at 624 runs against South Africa in 2006.
Attention has already turned to the details, with some wondering who they'll pick for their phone a friend.
Cricket (@AltCricket) November 27, 2013