Sri Lanka's stars bridge past, future

National team is a victory away from claiming the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 title

Updated: October 5, 2012, 12:52 PM ET
By Wright Thompson | ESPN.com

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Three years ago, the Sri Lankan cricket team rode through the streets of Lahore, Pakistan, on the third day of a five-day test match. Team captain Mahela Jayawardene, who is to his country what Derek Jeter is to the city of New York, rode near the back of the bus. The convoy, with a police escort, rolled through the streets outside the stadium. Mahela, known as MJ, took out his phone to call his wife, and that's when they all heard what sounded like fireworks. Someone ...

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