Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batter Bhanuka Rajapaksa has made his IPL debut within the ongoing version. He was roped in by the Punjab Kings at his base worth of INR 50 lakhs. The 30-year-old has managed to impress along with his wonderful power-hitting talents up to now and had additionally performed a quickfire knock in opposition to the Kolkata Knight Riders.
In the meantime, Rajapaksa shared his maiden IPL expertise and stated that it has certainly been a ‘dream come true’ second for him. On the identical time, the promising cricketer defined what it means to characterize the Punjab Kings as he and his household have been backing the Punjab-based franchise since his youthful days. He additionally talked about that he’s desirous to take advantage of his alternatives with the crew.
It’s type of a miracle: Bhanuka Rajapaksa
“It’s like a dream come true. It was my spouse who broke the information to me that I had been purchased by Punjab Kings. From my younger days it was at all times Punjab Kings that my whole household had been backing. It’s type of a miracle that I acquired into the identical facet that I’ve been supporting since I used to be a child. It’s so good to be round so many legends. They’re so humble. I’m wanting ahead to sharing as a lot data as doable”, stated Bhanuka Rajapaksa whereas chatting with ESPNcricinfo.
The Colombo cricketer has up to now amassed 83 runs from three matches at a median of 27.67 and a strike fee of 230.56. Despite the fact that he’s but to play a giant knock, Rajapaksa had performed a counter-attacking knock of 31 runs from 9 deliveries in opposition to KKR at an impressive strike fee of 344.4, together with three fours and as many sixes. The Sri Lankan sensation was the top-scorer for PBKS in that contest which finally propelled them to a good whole of 137.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa regarded set for innings earlier than being run out by an unimaginable throw from MS Dhoni within the final recreation in opposition to CSK. He scored 9 off 5 at a strike fee of 180. The southpaw would now be hoping to rediscover his rhythm throughout Punjab Kings’ subsequent match in opposition to Gujarat Titans on the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.