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PBKS Cricketer Recalls His Struggles

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PBKS Cricketer Recalls His Struggles

Punjab Kings wicketkeeper-batter Bhanuka Rajapaksa is having a powerful IPL 2022. The Sri Lanka cricketer has scored 125 runs at a mean of 31.25 and an attention grabbing strike-rate of 183.82. He might need tasted some success within the preliminary few matches of IPL however his profession has by no means been with out hardships and challenges. While speaking about his journey, Bhanuka revealed the struggles he needed to face in life.

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In a video posted by the Punjab Kings, Bhanuka talks about his journey as a cricketer. He revealed there have been moments when he “did not want to continue playing cricket.”

“About challenges, you name it, I have faced everything through the period of 9-10 years. It took me almost 10 years to get into the side. It was really difficult. For nine years it was not easy. Mentally, I was very low. Sometimes, I was very down. I wouldn’t say depressed but there were moments when I didn’t want to continue playing cricket, but thanks to my wife, who was my fiancé at that time,” the 30-year-old wicketkeeper-batter defined.

“She [wife] was very supportive as well as my parents. They never wanted me to leave the game since they know how much I like it and how much I love it. Here I am now again. I think more than me, it was my wife who was much more into it because I was left out from the national side since I had issues with my skinfolds. It’s something that they’ve looked into all these years and I’ve been dropped from the Australia tour and the Indian series,” Bhanuka additional revealed.

Bhanuka made his IPL debut within the ongoing season through the match towards Royal Challengers Bangalore. In that sport, the Punjab wicketkeeper-batter had scored 43 runs off 22 balls to assist his facet in scripting a five-wicket triumph.

Bhanuka continued his terrific run within the subsequent match additionally as he scored a quickfire 31 off simply 9 balls towards Kolkata Knight Riders. But Punjab ended up dropping the sport by six wickets.

However, he was quickly disregarded of the squad resulting from English wicketkeeper-batter Jonny Bairstow’s inclusion. However, a collection of low scores from Bairstow allowed the Sri Lankan a  method again into the enjoying 11.

In the final sport, Bhanuka scored 42 runs off 32 balls towards Chennai Super Kings to assist their facet in reaching 187 in 20 overs. In reply, Chennai managed to attain 176 for six in 20 overs.

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