Here is all you need to know about Sri Lankan cricketer Pathum Nissanka including his age, height, wife, career, recorder, bio and more
In One-Day International (ODIs), Pathum Nissanka of Sri Lanka made history by being the first batsman to score 200 runs from the country.
Who is Sri Lanka cricketer Pathum Nissanka who scored country’s first double century in ODI, biography, age, height, wife, stats and highest score
In Pallekele, during the opening ODI of the series against Afghanistan, Nissanka hit the nation’s first-ever double century in the format. As the first player from the island nation to achieve a double century, scoring 210* off 139 balls, in ODI cricket history, the star opener beat Sanath Jayasuriya’s record-breaking individual score of 189 in ODIs for Sri Lanka.
The moment Pathum Nissanka became the first Sri Lanka to smash an ODI double century. 🔥pic.twitter.com/4R2PA6XD6Z
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 9, 2024
With only 136 balls needed to reach his double century against Afghanistan, the batsman became the third fastest to achieve this remarkable accomplishment, behind only Glenn Maxwell and Ishan Kishan. Additionally, he became the tenth player in ODI cricket history to hit two hundred and fifty.
PATHUM NISSANKA, TAKE A BOW!
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) February 9, 2024
Who is Pathum Nissanka?
Pathum Nissanka Silva is a professional cricket player from Sri Lanka who competes in all three formats of the sport. The 25-year-old was born on May 18, 1998, in Galle, Sri Lanka with his height at 5 feet 10 inches.
A look at Pathum Nissanka’s career so far
Pathum kicked off his cricket career during his time at Kalutara Vidyalaya. He defeated President’s College, Rajagiriya, at the Colts Ground in Colombo, scoring an undefeated double century (205 balls) off 190 balls during the School Cricket Championship.
He made his List A debut for Hambantota District on March 17, 2017, in the Districts One Day Tournament for the 2016–17 school year. On February 24, 2018, he participated in the 2017–18 SLC Twenty20 Tournament for Badureliya Sports Club, making his Twenty20 debut.
Pathum joined the Sri Lankan cricket team for the first time on an international level in March 2021, and he is now the team’s regular opening batsman.
Pathum Nissanka’s parents
Pathun Nissanka was born to his mother Geethika who sold flowers near the Kalutara temple and father Sunil Silva whose father had a menial salary as a ground boy.
Pathum Nissanka’s wife
Pathum Nissanka got married in November 2022, to his long-time partner named Esha Kumarasighe.
What is Pathum Nissanka’s net worth?
Pathum Nissanka’s estimated net worth is reported to be around $5 million.