Cricket is a game full of uncertainties. Nothing can be said when what will happen in this game. No one knows which player's fortunes will shine overnight. So far, many such players have been seen in this game who have made such records on the basis of their talent which will remain immortal forever.
Cricket is a game full of uncertainties. Nothing can be said when what will happen in this game. No one knows which player's fortunes will shine overnight.
So far, many such players have been seen in this game, who have made such records on the basis of their talent, which will remain immortal forever, but do you know that there is also a player, who has scored first and 100 ODIs for his country. Test match played.
This player is the only player in the world who has achieved this priceless achievement. It is none other than former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga.
Actually, former Sri Lankan captain Arjun Ranatunga was born on December 1, 1963 in Gampaha, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in a political family. Arjun is the son of well-known Sri Lankan politician Regi. Belonging to a political family, this player has achieved many achievements in cricket as well.
At the age of 18, Ranatunga played his first Test match for Sri Lanka in Colombo. In that match he scored 54 and thus became the first Sri Lankan to score a maiden fifty in a Test match.
Along with this, he played the 100th Test match for Sri Lanka on this day i.e. 10th August. He became the only cricketer in the world to play his first and 100th Test match for his country.
Let us tell you that from August 6 to August 19, the third Test match was played between South Africa and Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo. During this, South Africa had scored 279 runs in the first innings. In response, Sri Lanka scored 258 runs in 98.2 overs.
Opener Sanath Jayasuriya was the key player for Sri Lanka in the second innings, scoring 85 runs. This match was Ranatunga's last Test, in which he scored 28 not out. However, the match ended in a draw.
Let us inform that while captaining the Sri Lankan team, he (Arjuna Ranatunga) won the first World Cup to the team in 1996. In the World Cup, he scored 241 runs in the tournament with a highest average of 120. While captaining 193 matches in ODIs, Arjun has won 89 and lost 95.
At the same time, out of 56 matches captained in Tests, he won 12 matches and lost 19. Arjuna Ranatunga scored 5105 runs in 93 Test matches and took 16 wickets. In ODIs, he scored 7456 runs in 269 matches and took 79 wickets.