|Real Name||Pramod Bhanuka Bandara Rajapaksa.|
|Other Name.||Bhanuka Rajapaksa.|
|In Limelight for||IPL 2023 debut.|
|Age||32 years old.|
|Birth Date||October 24, 1991.|
|Birth Place||Colombo, Sri Lanka.|
|Siblings||Sister: Yenuka Bandularatna.|
Brother: Senuka Rajapaksa.
|Wife||Sandrine Perera (2021-current).|
Pounds: 183 lbs.
|Height||In feet: 5'11".|
In centimeters: 180 cm.
In meters: 1.8 m.
|Net Worth||$ 1.47 million.|
|Alumnus||Royal College, Colombo.|
|ODI Debut||July 18, 2021.|
|T20 Debut||October 5, 2019.|
|Teams Played For||Punjab Kings.|
Sri Lanka Under-19s.
Sri Lanka A.
|IPL 2022 Bidding Price||INR 50 Lacs.|
|Cars||Subaru WRX STI.|
Modified Toyota Land Cruiser (80s).
Sri Lankan Cricketer Bhanuka Rajapaksa Bio | Wiki
Bhanuka Rajapaksa (October 24, 1991), a 32 years old first-class batsman, debuted in the IPL (Indian Premier League), one of the largest sports tournaments in the world. He got picked by Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the IPL 2022 auctions for INR 50 lacs.
His first game as a PBKS player was on March 27, 2022, and the venue of the match was Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai. Punjab won the toss, and they decided to bowl first. RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore), the opponent team, came to bat, and with the help of Faf du Plessis’s blasting performance and Dinesh Karthik’s splendid shots, they set the humongous target of 206.
Mayank Agarwal and star player Shikhar Dhawan came as openers from the Punjabi team. On merely 53 balls, both batsmen scored 75 runs, and it was a good start to the run chase. Bhanuka came at number 3, and he clarified his intent from the first ball.
He made nine runs on the first three balls, and viewers got stuck to their TVs to watch his Gill Christ-styled batting. In 22 balls, he managed to score 43 runs with four sixes and two boundaries. Kings won the match, and Rajapaksa’s runs proved crucial for the win.
Even in the second game of Kings in IPL 2022, Rajapaksa managed to display his hitting power and scored 32 runs off just nine balls. He also received the Cred Powerplayer of the Match title and INR 100,000.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s Cricket Career & Stats
There are years worth of hard work behind Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s cricketing career. He started playing as a teenager and represented his college, Royal College’s cricket team. In the 2010 U-19 world cup, Pramod played as a dependable batsman for his country and scored 253 runs in that tournament which was the highest in the Sri Lankan team.
A year before the world cup, he played under-19, a one-day tournament in Australia, and in one of the matches, he faced 111 balls, scoring 154 runs.
In Sri Lankan cricket history, he is the only under-19 player who scored a massive 150 runs in one-day innings. His domestic career started when he played for one of the oldest and most successful cricket clubs named, Sinhalese Sports Club. Later, he was also got chosen by Barisal Blazers in the National Cricket League as an uncapped player.
In 2018, Rajapaksa became part of the Galle Gladiators in the SLC T20 and showed his magical innings to his fans. Slowly-slowly, he climbed up the ladder, and in 2019 he debuted in T20 against a match against Pakistan. His debut in ODI happened recently in 2021, and it seems like Sri Lanka has got the batsman they have been looking for for a long time.
In College time, Bhanuka was in love with a lady named Sandrine Pereira Rajapaksa, and their love affair ran for a long time. Finally, on April 5, 2021, Rajapaksa decided to marry his girlfriend, and now they both live together in Colombo.
Bhanuka’s wife is a social media celeb, and many brands approach Sandrine to promote their products through her Instagram account, which goes by “@sandrine.pereira.rajapaksa.”
Controversy with Head Coach
Bhanu is a bold speaker and is never afraid to express his feelings. When in 2021, selectors of the Sri Lankan team dropped him after terming him unfit, he made a YouTube video and criticized the fitness measurement tests that are there in place in Sri Lanka.
After his video, the head coach of the Sri Lankan national team commented on Bhanu and called him a “comfort zone cricketer.” Arthur also explained that the batsman failed the skin fold test, so he was off the team.
Love for Cars
Bandara Rajapaksa is a car guy. He enjoys off-roading and, on weekends, hits country roads for some 4×4 adventure. To enjoy the off-road experience, he has a specially modified 80s Toyota Land Cruiser.
The batsman also has a particular space for speed and horsepower in his heart, so he has a Subaru WRX STI in his stable, known for its agility.
Age, Childhood, and Family
On October 24, 1991, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (age 32) was born at his father’s home in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The famous personality named Mahinda Rajapaksa, who served as the president of Sri Lanka from 2005 to 2015 and is the current Prime Minister, is a relative of Bhanuka.
As a kid, he used to play squash with his dad, but later, he found his real love, cricket. Bhanu studied at a local school, and during his early days of cricket, he won many awards, one of which was School Boy Cricketer of the year. His younger brother Senuka Rajapaksa is also an aspiring cricketer. Other than a brother, the PBKS player also has a sister named Yenuka Bandularatna.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa Q&A
Ques: Full name of Bhanuka Rajapaksa?
Ans: Pramod Bhanuka Bandara Rajapaksa.
Ques: For how much was Bhanuka sold in IPL bidding?
Ans: INR 50 Lacs.
Ques: Is Bhanuka Rajapaksa a baller too?
Ans: Yes, he is a medium pacer and sometimes even stands behind stumps.
Ques: Instagram account of Bhanuka Rajapaksa?
Ques: Net worth of Bhanuka Rajapaksa?
Ans: $ 1.47 million.