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Sri Lankan batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa retired, said – I want to play for the country again

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed on Thursday that left-handed batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa has notified the board to withdraw his retirement that he had given to the SLC. Bhanuka had announced his retirement with immediate effect on January 3, 2022. The board said in an official statement that after a meeting with Minister of Youth and Sports Namal Rajapaksa and consultation with the national selectors, Bhanuka Rajapaksa has informed the SLC that he wants to withdraw his resignation which he did on 3 January 2022. was given to SLC with immediate effect. ( Rajapaksa retires)

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Many players asked to reconsider the decision of retirement

In a letter to the SLC withdrawing his resignation, he further said that he wants to represent his country in the sport he loves for years to come. Several Sri Lankan players, including Lasith Malinga, have reconsidered his decision to retire from him. was urged to do. Rajapaksa made his T20I debut on the tour of Pakistan on October 5, 2019. His ODI career lasted less than six months as he made his debut in July 2021. The left-handed batsman has played five ODIs and 18 T20 Internationals for Sri Lanka. He has scored 89 and 320 runs at an average of 17.80 and 26.66 respectively.

Returns to feature in T20 World Cup (Rajapaksa retires)

Rajapaksa wrote in his resignation letter that I have carefully considered my position as a player, husband and I am taking this decision in view of fatherhood and the associated family obligations. Notably, Rajapaksa got into trouble for criticizing selection policies in an interview after he was dropped due to fitness concerns and was handed a one-year suspended ban. He returned to feature in last year’s T20 World Cup, where he scored a match-winning fifty against Bangladesh in the Super 12 stage. ( Rajapaksa retires)

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