Sri Lankan Bhanuka Rajapaksa announced his retirement at age 30



Sri Lankan Bhanuka Rajapaksa announced his retirement at age 30

Sri Lankan Bhanuka Rajapaksa announced his retirement at age 30

January 7, 2022  Authorbet365baji

Bhanuka Rajapaksa, a 30-year-old Sri Lankan left-handed batter, has announced his retirement from international cricket. Rajapaksa has already handed up his retirement letter to the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) administration, according to SLC sources.

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is yet to make a decision on Bhanuka Rajapaksa's retirement, according to sources, and the board has not accepted Rajapaksa's retirement paper.

Rajapaksa handed in his resignation document to SLC, which announced the news on its website. He wrote that he has carefully evaluated his role as a player and husband. He added that he is making this decision in anticipation of fatherhood and the responsibilities that come with it.

Rajapaksa played in five One-Day Internationals and 18 Twenty-20 Internationals for Sri Lanka. He amassed 409 runs in total, including three fifties. He represented Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup 2021 and finished the tournament as the team's third-highest run-scorer with 155 runs from eight games.

According to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) sources, Bhanuka Rajapaksa claimed in his retirement letter that he has opted to retire from international cricket because he is unable to play under the new fitness standards established by the cricket board, particularly the skinfold levels.

The 30-year-old batsman believes that lowering his skinfold levels will prevent him from hitting for power. The cricket administration has reduced the skin-fold test limits from 85 to 70.

The Yo-Yo test was replaced by a 2km run test in 2021 to measure the players' health and stamina levels.

In addition, following a request by the Cricket Technical Advisory Committee, the 2km run benchmark was raised from 8.35 minutes to 8.55 minutes. The Sri Lanka National Selectors, on the other hand, have set a time limit of 8.10 minutes for players to finish the 2km run.

Players who complete the fitness test in less than 8.35 minutes will also be considered for selection. The Cricket Board, on the other hand, will deduct a portion of the players' salaries. Meanwhile, players who finish the exam in more than 8.55 minutes will not be considered for selection.