SRI Lankan star Kumar Sangakkara hosted a Harmony in Cricket junior clinic at Monash University, Clayton last week.
The clinic received a big turnout and was staged before a quarter-final match in the under-18 Victorian Bushrangers pathway championships.
Speaking after the clinic, Sangakkara said he was happy to see children playing cricket. "I think kids taking on the sport is very good and them having fun is a major step forward," he said. "As long as many more kids take on the sport, cricket in Australia will have a strong future."
Sangakkara added he would like to see Sri Lankan cricket make its domestic competition as competitive as the Sheffield Shield.
"Your first class structure is very good, very strong and it caters to producing very professional and capable cricketers for your international sides."
He also said he wouldn't rule out playing in the Big Bash in future seasons.