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Sri Lanka batter Rajapaksa withdraws retirement, wants to play again for nation – Colombo News

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed that left-handed batter Rajapaksa has withdrawn his retirement. “Pursuant to a meeting with Namal Rajapaksa, Minister of Youth and Sports and after consulting with the National Selectors, Bhanuka Rajapaksa has notified SLC that he wishes to withdraw his resignation which he tendered to SLC on 3rd Jan. 2022, with immediate effect,” the board stated in an official assertion.

“In his letter to SLC withdrawing his resignation, he further states that he wishes to represent his country in the game he loves for the years to come,” added the assertion.

Many Sri Lanka gamers together with Lasith Malinga had urged him to rethink the retirement choice.

Rajapaksa made his T20I debut on October 5, 2019, within the tour of Pakistan. His ODI profession lasted lower than six months as he had made his debut in July 2021.

The left-handed batsman has performed 5 ODIs and 18 T20Is for Sri Lanka. He has scored 89 and 320 runs at a median of 17.80 and 26.66 respectively.

“I have very carefully considered my position as a player, husband and am taking this decision looking forward to fatherhood and associated familial obligations,” Rajapaksa had written in his resignation letter.

Notably, Rajapaksa received into hassle for criticising choice insurance policies in an interview after being overlooked for health issues and was handed a suspended one-yr ban. He returned to characteristic in final yr’s T20 World Cup, the place he scored a match-profitable half-century towards Bangladesh within the Super 12 stage.

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