RAJKOT: Dasun Shanaka is a man of not many words. Humble with the end result of being practically regretful, the Sri Lankan skipper is a finished difference in character to his fairly showy Indian partner Hardik Pandya. Not at all like most current chiefs, Shanaka won’t give you a statement that would make your duplicate he doesn’t blow his own group’s trumpet-and he gives the resistance a lot of regard
Nonetheless, give him a bat close by and let him know that he’s batting against India in India in a T20I, and he’ll show you what harm he can do. For sure, hardly any batsmen have tortured India in T20 cricket than Shanaka has lately. In his last 5 innings in T20Is, Shanaka’s scores on the Indian soil have been: 47*(19), 74*(38), 33*(18), 45(27), 56*(22)- generally 255 runs at a mind blowing strike pace of 180.
Any reasonable person would agree that when the man sees India’s bowling, he becomes like a wild beast on the loose! It’s a ‘relationship’ that has risen above across India grounds and years-the initial three innings came in February 2022, and the following two in January 2023.
Two intently challenged games. Yet again the group batting first wins at Pune. Dasun Shanaka’s affection for India is of another level… takes his game a couple of bit higher versus India. #IndvSL, tweeted previous India opener-turned reporter Aakash Chopra.
It makes you wonder, that for all his authority over India in Indian grounds, for what reason doesn’t he actually have an IPL contract? A large portion of his colleagues are rounding up the moolah playing for their establishments in the rewarding T20 Association, while Shanka, regardless of stunning exhibitions in India, keeps on being their ‘unfortunate cousin’ in correlation.
Indeed, a lot of it has to do with the Sri Lankan players’ fractional accessibility for the impending release of the IPL. Before the IPL sell off on December 23 in Kochi, Sri Lanka Cricket had informed the BCCI that its players will be accessible for the IPL solely after April 8, as the Lankans will visit New Zealand for white-ball series till then. The Lankan players aren’t accessible till the second seven day stretch of the IPL. This is a significant motivation behind why they (there were around 10 Lankan players in the bartering) weren’t sold this time. He could get taken as a substitution player (for a harmed player) by somebody. We should see,an establishment official tells TOI.
One more establishment official brought up that Shanaka’s marvelous streak against India is just a new peculiarity. In 84 T20Is, he has scored 1305 runs at an unobtrusive normal of 21.39, with 5 fifties-numbers that really don’t do equity to his tremendous potential. The way that he has taken only 23 firstname.lastname@example.org (14 of them are against India!), doesn’t uphold his case as a top notch all-rounder. For somebody who got going as a legitimate allrounder, Shanka has disregarded his yelling of late-he has dumbfounded only one in this series, in the second T20I at Pune, in which he took 2 wickets.
His finisher’s job has advanced reasonably as of late. Additionally, when one picks outsiders, they could take a gander at multi-gifted players and I don’t figure his bowling would order him as an all-rounder. Additionally, on the off chance that you take a gander at his details in T20Is, his strike rate is just 121.62. Along these lines, groups might not have focused on (getting him). In any case, of late, he has done very well to reexamine himself as a finisher, so there could be more interest, he brings up.
Much to Shanaka’s misfortune, among the people who haven’t offered for him are Lanka’s cricket greats Mahela Jayawardene (previous Mumbai Indians mentor) and Kumar Sangakkara (Rajasthan Royals’ overseer of cricket).
Shanaka hails from a spot called Negombo, which is only a little ways from the Colombo air terminal. While the majority of the laid out Sri Lankan cricketers have moved out to the city, or they favor remaining nearby the Sinhalese Games Club (SSC) in Colombo, he has kept on remaining in his town. He learned at Maris Stella, which is a presumed school, yet it’s not known for delivering numerous cricketers, and is more into b-ball and games. He and (Dushmantha) Chameera are the main cricketers it has delivered,says somebody who has followed Sri Lankan cricket for quite a while.