Dimuth Karunaratne Height, Weight, Facts, Spouse, Education, Biography


Dimuth Karunaratne Quick Info
height 6 ft
weight 78 kg
Date of birth 21 April 1988
Zodiac sign Taurus
Husband or wife Anuradha Kurukulasuriya

Dimuth Karunaratne is a Sri Lankan professional cricketer, who has mainly represented his country in the longer formats of the game (Tests and ODIs), as an opener. In February 2019, Sri Lanka Cricket (the governing body for the sport in the country) appointed him as the captain of Sri Lanka in the Test match format. Between April 2019 and May 2021, he also served as the ODI captain of Sri Lanka. In the Sri Lankan domestic circuit, he has played for Sinhala Sports Club (2008–present), Basnahira Uttar (2009), and Vayamba (2010–present) in all 3 formats. A rare occurrence in modern cricket, Dimuth has also played outside his home country representing domestic cricket. Hampshire County Cricket Club (2019) in England.

name at birth

Frank Dimuth Madushanka Karunaratne

nick name

Dimma

Dimuth Karunaratne as seen in an Instagram post in December 2021
Dimuth Karunaratne as seen in an Instagram post in December 2021 (Dimuth Karunaratne / Instagram)

Sun sign

Taurus

birth place

Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Habitat

Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

nationality

Sri Lanka

education

Dimuth had attended St. Joseph’s CollegeA Catholic educational institution in his hometown of Colombo.

Business

professional cricketer

Dimuth Karunaratne as seen in an Instagram post in November 2021
Dimuth Karunaratne as seen in an Instagram post in November 2021 (Dimuth Karunaratne / Instagram)

batting

left handed

bowling

right hand middle

role

opening batter

Jersey number

16 – Test matches, One Day Internationals (ODIs)

Make

strong

height

6 feet or 183 cm

weight

78 kg or 172 lbs

Dimuth Karunaratne as seen in an Instagram post in July 2021
Dimuth Karunaratne as seen in an Instagram post in July 2021 (Dimuth Karunaratne / Instagram)

girlfriend / spouse

Dimuth has dated –

  1. Anuradha Kurukulasuriya (2015-Present) – Dimuth married an actress and model named Anuradha Kurukulasuriya on April 29, 2015 in a ceremony held at Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo.

Caste / Ethnicity

Asian

He is of Sri Lankan origin.

hair color

black

eye color

dark brown

sexual orientation

Straight

special features

  • toned physique
  • short cut, side parted hair
  • sport a cropped beard

Dimuth Karunaratne as seen in an Instagram post in August 2021
Dimuth Karunaratne as seen in an Instagram post in August 2021 (Dimuth Karunaratne / Instagram)

Facts of Dimuth Karunaratne

  1. In October 2017, in Sri Lanka’s first day-night Test match, against Pakistan, Dimuth scored 196 in his team’s first innings. This made him the first Sri Lankan batsman to score 50, 100 and 150 runs in a day-night Test match. Sri Lanka won the match by 68 runs and was adjudged the ‘Player of the Match’. With this victory, Sri Lanka also won the 2-match Test series by a margin of 2-0. He was also adjudged ‘Player of the Series’ for scoring 306 runs in 2 matches.
  2. In 2017, he became the seventh batsman from Sri Lanka to score 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year.
  3. In July 2018, in a Test match against South Africa, he became just the 4th Sri Lankan batsman in history to ‘carry his bat’ (a phrase used to refer to an opener who was caught at the close of a team’s innings). But was not out. ) in a test match. It was also the 50th Test match of his career and he became only the third Sri Lankan batsman to score 100 runs in his 50th Test match.
  4. For his performance in 2018, he was named in the ‘World Test XI’ by both the countries ICC (International Cricket Council) and espncricinfo,
  5. In March 2019, he was arrested in Colombo for a drink-drive incident. A motorist was injured in the incident but Dimuth was later released on bail. Sri Lanka CricketHowever, no further action was taken on the incident.
  6. In June 2019, in Sri Lanka’s first match of 2019 ICC Cricket World CupHe became the second batsman to ‘carry his bat’ at once ICC Cricket World Cup match.

Featured image by Dimuth Karunaratne/Instagram

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