New Delhi. Sri Lankan cricketer Bhanuka Rajapakse (Bhanuka Rajapaksa) has taken a U-turn on his decision to retire from all formats of international cricket. The special thing is that he decided to reverse it within 8 days. The 30-year-old cricketer had decided to retire on January 5, surprising everyone, after which the reason behind was told to the family.
Bhanuka wrote in his letter after retiring, ‘I have given great thought to my position as a player, husband. Taking this decision in view of paternity and related family obligations. Now the Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) has issued a statement saying that Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa has held a meeting with Bhanuka and he now wants to withdraw his retirement.
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An official statement issued by the Sri Lankan board said, “After a meeting with the Minister of Youth and Sports, Namal Rajapaksa and consultation with the national selectors, Bhanuka Rajapaksa has informed the Board that he wishes to withdraw the decision to retire.” Famous cricket administrator Roshan Absinde also gave this information on Twitter. He wrote- Good news, welcome again Bhanuka. He has withdrawn the resignation submitted to Sri Lanka Cricket.
Bhanuka played only 23 international matches in his career. He made his international debut in T20 in 2019. At the same time, the first ODI international match of the career was played against India in Colombo last year. Bhanuka played a total of 77 matches in his first-class career and scored 4087 runs at an average of 36.49 including 9 centuries and 21 half-centuries.