Sri Lanka Cricketer Bhanuka Rajapaksa announces retirement from international cricket

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Sri Lanka Cricketer Bhanuka Rajapaksa announces retirement from international cricket – Sri Lanka Cricketer Bhanuka Rajapaksa handed his resignation letter to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Wednesday, announcing his retirement with immediate effect.

Rajapaksa, 30, claimed family obligations as the cause for his early retirement in a letter to SLC.

Personal Information

Born: Oct 24, 1991 (30 years)
Role: Batsman
Batting Style: Left Handed Bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium

ICC Rankings

Batting | T20 – 89

Batting Career Summary
M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 5 5 0 89 65 17.8 85 104.71 0 0 1 14 2
T20I 18 15 3 320 77 26.67 235 136.17 0 0 2 25 18

 

In his letter of resignation, he stated, “I have very carefully evaluated my situation as a player, husband, and am taking this decision looking forward to parenthood and accompanying familial commitments.”

Rajapaksa played in five One-Day Internationals and 18 Twenty-20 Internationals for Sri Lanka, amassing 409 runs in total, including two fifties. He was a member of Sri Lanka’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 squad, where he concluded the tournament as the Lions’ third-highest run-scorer with 155 runs in eight matches.

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