COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's veteran batsman Sanath Jayasuriya turned 40 on Tuesday, with a vow to carry on until the 2011 World Cup despite his being the oldest cricketer still playing at the top level.
"Age is not a problem, it is how you stay mentally and physically fit to remain on top of the game, to try out new variations in the bat and ball," he said.
"I don't really worry about records anymore these days," the left-hander said. "I focus on putting runs on the board, to help the team win matches."
His next outing will be against World Twenty20 champions Pakistan, who will play five One-day Internationals and a Twenty20 game after the three-Test series that starts in Sri Lanka on July 4.
"Pakistan has variety in batting and bowling and we are also working on a few things. Let's see, it should be an interesting contest," said Jayasuriya.