The real cricket fan already knew there was something special in this new comer to Sri Lanka cricket team in 2016 before the gem of an innings he played on February 19 against Australia leading Sri Lanka team for an impossible win. Asela Gunarathna is the man in the hear of Sri Lankan cricket fan these days.
It was sad to note that he is 31 years old, and many asked where he was all this time. Many mimis have been made after his heroic yesterday at Geelong in Australia on February 19 and many facebook posts raising many questions about the lost years to Sri Lankan cricket.
One may argue that his talent developed with maturity and tese arguments lead the writer of this article to check his stats in popular cricket web site cricinfo.
Here are Asela Gunarathna’s batting nad bowling statistics as given in crickinfo player portfolio.
Realizing that he had an outstanding records in the list A cricket, it urged me to check the record of one controversial player who represented the country much earlier than Asela Gunarathna.
Here is Ramith Rambukwella’s records given in crickinfo site who played his first international T20 at the age of 21 years.
Today entire nation is reading articles and watching highlights of Asela’s heroic inning. In contrast, it was only Rambuwella’s notorious off the field actions in news so far.