Wanindu Hasaranga Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Wanindu Hasaranga

Wanindu Hasaranga is a Sri Lankan cricketer who has played in many tournaments for Sri Lanka and made many records with his bowling skills. He has played in many leagues in different countries and is considered one of the best fielders Sri Lanka has ever produced.

Wiki/Biography

Pinnaduwage Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva aka Wanindu Hasaranga was born on Tuesday, 29 July 1997 (age 26 years; as of 2023) in Galle, Sri Lanka. His zodiac sign is Leo. He attended Richmond College, Galle for schooling where he started playing cricket at the age of twelve. He participated in cricket practice for the Under-13 team and started as a fast bowler. He later became a good allrounder with a liking for fielding. His name grew in inter-school cricket in 2014 when he took 12 catches in a match. He later met the coach Lamkal de Silva who was impressed with Hasaranga’s good arm speed and convinced him to become a leg spin bowler. He later played in many inter-school tournaments including Red Bull Campus Cricket Tournament in 2017. He later pursued a career in cricket.

Wanindu Hasaranga in his teens (centre)

Wanindu Hasaranga in his teens (centre)

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 10″

Weight (approx.):  75 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 40″, Waist 32″, Biceps 14″

Wanindu Hasaranga physical appearance

Family

He belongs to a middle-class family.

Parents & Siblings

His father is a retired police constable, and his mother is a housewife. He has an elder brother named Chaturanga de Silva who is also a professional cricketer and played for Sri Lankan national team and a younger sister named Chathuri de Silva.

Wanindu Hasaranga with his parents

Wanindu Hasaranga with his parents

Wanindu Hasaranga with his brother, Chaturanga de Silva (left)

Wanindu Hasaranga with his brother, Chaturanga de Silva (left)

Wanindu Hasaranga with his sister, Chathuri de Silva

Wanindu Hasaranga with his sister, Chathuri de Silva

Wife & Children

He got married to Vindya Padmaperuma on 9 March 2023.

Wanindu Hasaranga with his wife, Vindya Padmaperuma

Wanindu Hasaranga with his wife, Vindya Padmaperuma

Relationships/Affairs

He dated Vindya Padmaperuma for a long time before marrying her in 2023.

Wanindu Hasaranga, his girlfriend, Vindya Padmaperuma, Virat Kohli's wife, Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli (Right to left)

Wanindu Hasaranga, his girlfriend, Vindya Padmaperuma, Virat Kohli’s wife, Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli (Right to left)

Career

Domestic

He played his debut domestic first-class match on 26 February 2016 for Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club (SLPACC) against Bloomfield; he went without a wicket; however, he shone with the bat and scored 87 runs in the first innings and 6 runs in the second innings. He played his debut domestic one-day match on 30 November 2015 for SLPACC against Tamil Union in the AIA Premier Limited Over Tournament. He later played for Colombo, Dambulla, and Galle in various domestic tournaments. He performed wonderfully with 10 wickets in a first-class match and 6 wickets for 24 runs in a one-day fixture and was selected for the Under-19 team.

Wanindu Hasaranga playing in a domestic match

Wanindu Hasaranga playing in a domestic match

International

Under-19

He was selected for the Sri Lanka Under-19 team in 2015 and later played in the 2016 Under-19 World Cup where he took 3 wickets for 34 runs in the quarterfinal against England.

Test

He played his debut test match on 26 December 2020 against South Africa in Centurian, South Africa; he scored 18 runs in the first innings and 59 runs in the second innings and took 4 wickets for 171 runs in the first innings.

Wanindu Hasaranga bowling in his debut test match

Wanindu Hasaranga bowling in his debut test match

ODI

He made his ODI debut on 2 July 2017 against Zimbabwe in Galle, Sri Lanka and took a hattrick in the match. On 14 March 2021, he made his maiden ODI fifty by scoring 80 runs not out off 60 balls against West Indies and took 1 wicket for 49 runs. In a 2023 World Cup Qualifier match against the United Arab Emirates on 19 June 2023, he took his maiden 5-wicket haul by taking 6 wickets for 24 runs.

Wanindu Hasaranga during an ODI match

Wanindu Hasaranga during an ODI match

T20I

He made his T20I debut on 1 September 2019 against New Zealand in Pallekele, Sri Lanka and took 2 wickets for 21 runs. In a match against India on 29 July 2021, he took 4 wickets for 9 runs.

 

T20I World Cups

In the 2021 T20I World Cup held in the United Arab Emirates, he played in 8 matches and was the highest wicket-taker with 16 wickets; he also scored his maiden T20I half-century by scoring 71 runs off 47 balls against Ireland. In the 2022 T20I World Cup held in Australia, he played in 8 matches and took 15 wickets with the best bowling figures of 3 wickets against the United Arab Emirates.

Retirement

Wanindu Hasaranga retired from Test cricket on 15 August 2023. [1]NDTV

Leagues

Indian Premier League (IPL)

He made his IPL debut on 20 September 2021 for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 2021 IPL season. RCB acquired him for Rs 10.75 crores in the auction for the 2022 IPL season. In a match in the 2022 IPL season against Sunrisers Hyderabad on 8 May 2022, he took his maiden 5-wicket haul in IPL taking 5 wickets for 18 runs.

Wanindu Hasaranga playing for RCB in IPL

Wanindu Hasaranga playing for RCB in IPL

Other Leagues

He played for Sylhet Sixers in the 2017-18 Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and later for Khulna Tigers in the 2021 BPL. He represented Jaffna Stallions in the 2020 Lanka Premier League (LPL) and was named Man of the Tournament for clinching 17 wickets. He played for Jaffna Kings in the 2021 LPL season and Kandy Falcons in the 2022 LPL season.

Wanindu Hasaranga in Jaffna Kings jersey after winning the 2021 Lanka Premier League

Wanindu Hasaranga in Jaffna Kings jersey after winning the 2021 Lanka Premier League

He played for Manchester Originals in the 2022 season of The Hundred tournament. He played for the Quetta Gladiators in the 2023 Pakistan Super League (PSL). He played for Desert Vipers in the 2023 International League T20 tournament. He represented Washington Freedom in the inaugural season of Major League Cricket in 2023. He played for Deccan Gladiators in the 2021 Abu Dhabi T10 League.

Wanindu Hasaranga in Deccan Gladiators jersey after winning the 2021 Abu Dhabi T10 League

Wanindu Hasaranga in Deccan Gladiators jersey after winning the 2021 Abu Dhabi T10 League

Jersey Number

He wears jersey number 49 while playing in the Sri Lankan national cricket team.

Wanindu Hasaranga jersey number 49

Wanindu Hasaranga jersey number 49

Records

  • First Sri Lankan player (second overall) to take three consecutive five-wicket hauls in ODIs
  • Youngest cricketer to take a hattrick on ODI debut (at the age of 19 years 11 months 4 days)
  • Third cricketer to take a hattrick on debut in ODI
  • First leg spinner to take a hattrick in ODI
  • Highest individual score for  Sri Lanka in ODI at batting position 8 or lower
  • First Sri Lankan cricketer to take a hattrick in the T20I World Cup
  • Best bowling figures in a T20I match on a birthday
  • Highest wickets in a single edition of the T20I World Cup (in 2021)
  • First player to take a hattrick in Lanka Premier League (LPL)

 

Awards, Honours, Achievements

  • Most promising domestic player award for the 2016-17 season at the Sri Lanka Cricket Annual Awards in November 2017
  • Achieved number 1 rank in the ICC T20I bowling rankings in November 2021
  • Named in the 2021 ICC ODI Team of the Year and T20I Team of the Year

    Caps given to Wanindu Hasaranga after he was named in the 2021 ICC ODI Team of the Year and T20I Team of the Year

    Caps given to Wanindu Hasaranga after he was named in the 2021 ICC ODI Team of the Year and T20I Team of the Year

  • Named in 2022 ICC T20I Team of the Year

    Wanindu Hasaranga in the jersey of the ICC T20I Team of the Year

    Wanindu Hasaranga in the jersey of the ICC T20I Team of the Year

Car Collection

He owns a Range Rover SUV and a BMW car.

Wanindu Hasaranga's Range Rover SUV

Wanindu Hasaranga’s Range Rover SUV

Tattoos

Hasaranga has got multiple tattoos inked on his body including a tattoo on his right arm, number 151, 2021-36 (he took 36 T20I wickets in the 2021-22 season), a tattoo on his neck, and Wanindu 49-180 on his left hand.

Wanindu Hasaranga's ttattoos

Wanindu Hasaranga’s tattoos

Piercings

He has got piercings in his ears.

Wanindu Hasaranga's ear piercings

Wanindu Hasaranga’s ear piercings

Favourites

  • Sri Lankan ground: Galle International Stadium
  • Ground: Lord’s, London
  • Sri Lankan cricketer: Angelo Mathews
  • Bowler: Lasith Malinga
  • Brand(s): Puma, SF (Stanford)

Facts/Trivia

  • His batting style is right-handed, and his bowling style is right-arm leg break.
  • His nicknames are Waniya and Wownindu.
  • He has trained under many coaches at different times of his career including Danushka Denagama from Under-13 to Under-15, Dhammika Sudarshana at the Under-19 level, Lasantha Prasad at Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club (SLPACC), Tharanga Dhammika and Kelum Gangodawila at the Colombo Cricket Club (CCC).
  • In an interview, he mentioned that he likes fielding the most, and many people have speculated that he was selected for the national team due to his fielding skills.
  • He likes to play video games and play football during his leisure time.
  • His celebration style is very popular among cricket lovers, which he has copied from his favourite football player Neymar.

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  • Australian pacer Kane Richardson once compared Hasaranga to a streetfighter in an interview. [2]Cricket Australia
  • He is an animal lover and owns a pet dog.

    Wanindu Hasaranga with his dog

    Wanindu Hasaranga with his dog

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