Colombo, 8th December 2015: If passing through Vauxhall Street in the evening, you are bound see the neighbourhood kids playing some serious street cricket. Armed with not much other than undeterred grit, impressive skill and striking confidence, these kids firmly believe they will make the Sri Lanka national team someday.
One of the youngest teams on the block, twelve neighbourhood friends who call themselves the „Fire Boys‟ were the fervent „guests of honour‟ at the unveiling of a unique 3D creation by AIA, constructed in time for the ongoing AIA Premier Limited Overs. With a diameter of 14 feet, it is almost impossible to miss the larger than life cricket ball smashing through the AIA building! The enthusiastic little chief guests were in awe of the giant mural and keen to show it to their friends in the neighbourhood. “I‟m going to bring the aiyas who play cricket with us and show this to them” said one boy. Another kid was insistent we send him a photograph so he can show his grandfather, who is apparently his biggest fan. The boys unanimously agreed that there is nothing they enjoy more than cricket and gave us a heads up to watch out for them in the national team in about 10-15 years from now! Keep an eye out for this smashing sight if you are passing through Kumaran Ratnam Road in Slave Island- you can‟t miss it!