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Wanitha a superb cricketer who was given a raw deal

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Wanitha Wanninayake played School Cricket as a right handed top order batsman cum right arm fast bowler for his alma mater St.Anne’s College, Kurunegala. At a very young age of 14 he made his debut 1st XI match for his college and scored a superb knock of 95 against S.Thomas’.

Then he went on to play six consecutive years in the 1st XI. He captained St.Anne’s in 2016/17 season and scored two back to back 1000 runs in the inter school cricket tournament, thus becoming the first player to score 1000 runs for his School.

Wanitha represented the Sri Lanka national under 19 team for two consecutive years under head coach Roy Dias. Incidentally Wanitha is the elder brother of present St.Anthony’s College cricketer Asitha Wanninayake”.

Speaking exclusively to Daily News Wanitha said “My mother always says

that in my childhood my favourite toy was the cricket bat. I used to play cricket with almost all the relatives and neighbours. Among them my favourite person to play was my father and my best spectator was my mother. That’s how I entered the world of sports”.

“My father , mother, and brother were my greatest supporters. They have supported me whenever I needed it. Also to all my relatives and friends for their support. Hence I am always grateful to all of them”. “My father wanted me to choose some sport as he was a good athlete. He never insisted that I choose cricket but the only thing I chose was cricket. I used to watch cricket with my father and he taught me everything he knew about the game. So the passion I had towards the game and my father’s support was my main inspiration to choose cricket”.

“In my free time I used to do batting and bowling drills or a gym workout”. “The only thing I love most is my family and the only thing I do with immense love and respect is cricket. Therefore I would like to keep my family and cricket on the top of my priority list”.

“Being a good cricketer is not as easy as hitting a ball with a bat. It is all about enthusiasm and commitment. I believe training/practicing is the most important thing to be a good cricketer, and then you may not have any excuses which means you need to sacrifice a number of things in your life. Sometimes you will miss the most important moments in your life but nothing will make you a good cricketer except good training. The more you train the more you perform”.

“I have had a number of beautiful memories since I started playing cricket. There were so many ups and downs but the thing is they all were great moments. The best match that I’ve ever played is the under 19 Semi-Final match against St.Anthony’s College, Kandy in 2018. Winner of the match was promoted to the division 1 category. We lost two Semi-Finals back to back in the last two seasons and that match was my last under19 season for my School. We had a good target to chase and I managed to get a match winning knock of 95 runs and raise my team up into the division 1 category. It was the greatest match I’ve ever played and it was one of the historic achievements of my life.

Not only that, the day I got selected for the Sri Lanka under19 cricket team is also one of the most beautiful memories in my life. Also I was able to complete 1000 runs twice back to back in 2017 and 20118 under19 inter school tournaments and I was the first player to score a 1000 runs for my school”.

“Honestly I do not compare myself to someone else but my father is a great inspiration for me. The way he manages his work & family life and the way he makes decisions in life, inspire me a lot”. “I am a true believer in hard work. If you want to get something you have to work for it. So if I get or achieve something in life as a result of genuine hard work, I think that’s the best compliment for me”. I can be happy with those achievements but the most important thing is they all were great experiences for me to prepare myself for the future”.

“Finally there are so many people who helped me to come this far and it was a blessing for me to have those people around me. First of all I want to thank my Mother, father and brother for covering my back all the time. And also to my school St Anne’s College which made my life so beautiful with great memories. My first ever coach Lanka Kanumale and his foundation was the key to make me a good cricketer. And also I am thankful to all my school coaches for teaching me everything in cricket. I am utterly grateful to Chanaka Ediriweerage – who was my Under 19 coach and for being the best coach I have ever met and my teammates for supporting me, encouraging me and appreciating me in everything” concluded Wanitha.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 – 01:00

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