Sri Lanka cricketer Bhanuka Rajapaksa has decided to withdraw his letter of retirement.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Secretary Mohan De Silva confirmed that Bhanuka Rajapaksa has informed the cricket administration of his decision to withdraw the letter.
On 3rd January, Bhanuka Rajapaksa had informed the SLC in writing his decision to retire from international cricket.
He had informed the cricket administration that he will not be able to play cricket with the latest fitness standards introduced by the SLC, especially the skinfold levels.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa said he believes he will not be able to do his power-hitting in case he further brings down his skinfold levels.
Following his announcement, several former cricketers, including Lasith Malinga and several of his fans called on the young cricketer to reconsider his decision.
Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa had also made a public appeal calling on the young cricketer to reconsider his decision.
Following this both parties had met for a discussion at the Temple Trees yesterday (12) to discuss about Bhanuka’s decision to retire from international cricket.
It has also been reported that along with withdrawing his letter of retirement, Bhanuka has agreed to meet the standards of the SLC’s fitness tests.
He has also reportedly agreed to the fitness tests ahead of the Tour of Australia which is scheduled for February 2022. (NewsWire)