Bhanuka Rajapaksa announced his retirement from international cricket 10 days ago but now has made himself available for the Sri Lanka team for the years to come. On January 3, he submitted his resignation letter to the Sri Lankan cricket board. He changed his mind after meeting the Sri Lanka sports minister, Namal Rajapaksa. In the resignation letter, he mentioned ‘family obligations’ as the cause of his retirement from international cricket.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa has so far represented Sri Lanka in five ODIs and 18 T20Is, scoring a total of 409 runs across formats which included three fifties. Bhanuka Rajapaksa was also the part of Sri Lanka T20 World Cup 2021 team and ended as the third-highest run-getter for Sri Lanka with 155 runs from eight matches.
“Pursuant to a meeting with the Hon. Namal Rajapaksa – Minister of Youth & 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.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,” an SLC media release stated.
Sri Lankan Batter Bhanuka Rajapaksa quits International Cricket; Rajapaksa announces decision to retire aged 30
After his resignation, one more Sri Lankan cricketer, Gunatilaka also announced his retirement from test cricket which creates lots of worries for the Sri Lanka cricket.