Who is Bhanuka Rajapaksa?
As a student of Royal College Colombo, Bhanuka started his cricket career after giving up swimming. Ever since, he has been a legend in the making with extraordinary all-round performance. He was specially recognized for his skills with the bat. Been recognized as one of the best contemporary school level batsmen, he has always been a key strength in the Royal College team as a batsman as well as a dependable medium pace bowler.
Rajapaksa was selected for the 2010 Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand as one of the team's key batsmen. He lived up to his reputation, by finishing the leading run-scorer for his country with 253 runs. He had an excellent tour of Australia with the U-19 team in 2009, smashing 154 off 111 balls in a one-dayer and ended the series as the leading run-getter. He compares his batting style to Adam Gilchrist. His other sporting interests include squash and swimming.
In 2011, Bhanuka became only the third individual to be adjudged as the 'Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year' twice in the country's premier school sector awarding ceremony 'Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the year'. He was adjudged the Young Emerging Player of Under 19 Category at 'CEAT Sri Lanka Cricket Awards' 2011.
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