And a 2011 World Cup title. Ambitious stuff, since he needs 2,227 more runs. If he maintains his current average of 54.58, he’ll need 40 more innings to reach the milestone. Assume India plays 13 Tests a year (as I think they did in 2008), and that he plays all 26 innings, he’ll be home free in about a year and a half.
Like I said, unlikely. He may just have to wait until 2011, when he’ll be 38 years old. Not unreasonable — Jayasuriya can still hit the ball well pushing 40 years old — but as he admitted, the pain isn’t going to decrease as he keeps playing.