Chamika Karunaratne Height,Weight, Family, Education, Biography

Chamika Karunaratne Height,Weight, Family, Education, Biography
Chamika Karunaratne Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 76 kg
Date of Birth May 29, 1996
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Eye Color Dark Brown

Chamika Karunaratne is a Sri Lankan professional cricketer and badminton player who has represented his country primarily in the shorter formats (ODIs and T20Is) of cricket, as a bowling all-rounder. As of September 2022, he had also played a solitary test match for Sri Lanka, in February 2019, against Australia. In the Sri Lankan domestic circuit, he has played for Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club (2014–2017) and Nondescripts Cricket Club (2017–Present) across all 3 formats. In the LPL (Lankan Premier League), he has turned out for the Dambulla Giants (2021) and Kandy Falcons (2022). In the IPL (Indian Premier League), he has represented the Kolkata Knight Riders (2022-Present).

Born Name

Edirimuni Chamika Dinushan Perera Karunaratne

Nick Name

Chamika

Chamika Karunaratne as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2021
Chamika Karunaratne as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2021 (Chamika Karunaratne / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Gemini

Born Place

Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Residence

Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Nationality

Sri Lankan

 

Education

Chamika had attended the Royal College, a selective entry boys’ school located in Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo.

Occupation

Professional Cricketer, Badminton Player

Chamika Karunaratne as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2018
Chamika Karunaratne as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2018 (Chamika Karunaratne / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Louis Karunaratne (Former Cricketer, Former National-Level Badminton Player)
  • Siblings – Niluka Karunaratne (Older Brother) (Badminton Player, Participated in the Summer Olympics in 2012, 2016, and 2020), Dinuka Karunaratne (Older Brother) (Badminton Player), Diluka Karunaratne (Older Brother) (Badminton Player)
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Batting

Right-Handed

Bowling

Right-Arm Medium-Fast

Role

Bowling All-Rounder

Jersey Number

29 – Test Match, One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I)

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175.5 cm

Weight

76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Chamika Karunaratne as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2018
Chamika Karunaratne as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2018 (Chamika Karunaratne / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

He is of Sri Lankan descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Short-cropped hair
  • Sports a trimmed beard
  • Has his left arm covered in tattoos
Chamika Karunaratne as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2021
Chamika Karunaratne as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2021 (Chamika Karunaratne / Instagram)

Chamika Karunaratne Facts

  1. Chamika, born into a family of sportspersons, was a junior national champion in javelin throwing. He also went on to compete in badminton at the international level. In February 2021, he and his older brother Niluka Karunaratne participated in the 1st round of the men’s singles event of the Sri Lankan national badminton championship.
  2. Niluka is widely regarded as the number one male badminton player in Sri Lanka. As of September 2022, Niluka was Sri Lanka’s most decorated badminton player with a record 21 medals to his name at international events including 9 ‘Gold’ medals. By this time, he had also won the national badminton championship 17 times, the most by a Sri Lankan badminton player.
  3. Chamika first came into the spotlight on the cricketing scene in August 2018 when Sri Lanka Cricket (the governing body for cricket in Sri Lanka) named him in a preliminary squad of 31 players for the 2018 edition of the Asia Cup, a men’s continental cricket tournament that was founded as a measure to promote goodwill between Asian countries.
  4. In December 2018, he was named to the Sri Lankan squad for the 2018 edition of the ACC (Asian Cricket Council) Emerging Teams Asia Cup, a men’s List-A cricket tournament that was established to develop the talents of the most prominent young cricketers of Asia.
  5. Chamika starred in the semi-final of the tournament, with his spell of 4/31 in 8.1 overs helping Sri Lanka restrict Bangladesh to a below-par total of 237 runs. Sri Lanka went on to win the match by 4 wickets and then upset India in the final of the tournament, winning by the thinnest of margins – 3 runs.
  6. He eventually made his test match (and international) debut for Sri Lanka in February 2019.
  7. In September 2021, he was included in Sri Lanka’s squad for the 2021 edition of the ICC (International Cricket Council) World T20.

Featured Image by Chamika Karunaratne / Instagram

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