Mahela is one of cricket’s most prolific players. Playing his first international match at just 19 years old, he showed early signs of leadership and talent. Today, Mahela is a global ambassador of the game. In 2007, he was named one of Wisden’s five cricketers of the year. In 2011, he was named Captain of the Year and Captain of the World ODI team of the year by the ICC.
Mahela is very passionate about his philanthropic work, particularly projects related to cancer. He is also a Trustee for the Foundation of Goodness and was an ambassador for Trail in 2011. He has enthusiastically committed to walking the whole length of Trail 2016.