Sri Lankan Former Cricketer Marvan Atapattu
Marvan Atapattu, a former cricketer and captain of the Sri Lankan team, was born in Kalutara, on November 22, 1970. He is among the distinctive batsmen ever created by Sri Lanka. Atapattu made his debut in Test cricket, after he turned 20, in November 1990. His initial six innings capitulated five ducks including 1. However, his supporters maintained that such was the condition of renowned batsmen who later made their mark in the world of cricket. Following this tricky commencement, he was unable to score beyond 29 in his successive 11 innings. This was ahead of making his first century, against India, in the 10th Test match he played. Atapattu has a career record of 22 Test cricket ducks, in addition to 4 pairs. His debut in ODI was made at Nagpur, where he played against India. On April 2003, he was selected as captain of the team of one-day matches. In 2004, his highest score in Test matches was recorded against Zimbabwe, at 249, chipping in a total of 438 runs by Kumar Sangakkara, being the next wicket.
Atapattu is known to be an expert fielder with a perfect throw. In ODIs, ever since the World Cup 1999, he had produced the second maximum sum of run-outs, amid the seventh top accomplishment grades. Due to some controversy, his name was not included in the World Cup cricket series, 2007. Furthermore, it was insisted that he should be removed from the roll of contracted players of Sri Lanka. Atapattu declared his retirement from international cricket, in 2007. He made 16 centuries, in his cricket and 6
He finished with 5,502 Test runs at an average of 39.02 in 90 Tests with a One-day International average of 37.57 after hitting 8,529 runs in 268 matches. Atapattu scored six double centuries and sixteen centuries in his Test cricket career. He has scored centuries against all Test-playing nations. Attapatu will always be remembered for his game and his name as well.