Bhanuka Rajapaksa has decided to withdraw his decision to leave the international arena, by informing the SLC in a letter that his letter of retirement will be withdrawn.
Rajapaksa has also requested the SLC to reconsider his selection for the national team.
In a recent letter to the SLC, Rajapaksa has informed that he had decided to retire from international cricket, seeding endless speculations to be born in the field.
There were rumours that Rajapaksa was preparing to leave for the United States for citizenship due to being influenced by unseen fists. Rumours further went on speculation that Rajapaksa was preparing to retire from the sport due to his ill health, or on religious grounds.
Following his decision, a large number of former cricketers, politicians and fans demanded that Rajapaksa’s decision be changed. Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa also urged Bhanuka not to say goodbye to Cricket and a meeting was held with the cricketer thereafter, which might have influenced Bhanuka to change his decision.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s decision to stay on the ground will be a source of great joy to the Sri Lankan cricket fans.