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Dhyan Ranatunga, Arjuna’s Son, Is An Emerging Cricket Star

Ranathunga family is not strange for International Cricket. Arjuna Ranatunga, Dammika Ranatunga, Sanjeewa Ranatunga and Nishantha Ranatunga brothers were part of Sri Lanka crickets for decades not only in the field but also in Cricket administration. Today we are going to talk about one from the next generation of Ranathunga family who will contribute to Sri Lanka cricket.

I think you must have seen enough images of Arjuna’s little boy who hold the glorious cup with daddy (See images below). Dhyan Ranatunga  is the only son of Arjuna who is born on June 1st, 1989. As his legendary father Dhyan got his early education from Ananda College in Colombo and then he moved to Leeds Metropolitan University in UK for the further studies. Dhyan is studying for  a Sports Management degree at Leeds Metropolitan University. Dhyan also does some part time cricket coaching at Dulwich College, London.

Every summer, Dhyan goes back to Sri Lanka to be with his loving family and to play Cricket. Dhyan has been playing for under 23 Tamil Union Cricket Club for four years now. When asked why he joined Tamil Union Cricket club instead of SSC which is the second home of Rantunga’s family, Dhyan said “The real reason is because my family and I both believed that playing at SSC would earn me stories like ‘he only plays there because his father did too’ and my achievements would be misread as he only got there because of his surname and not his hard work”

Dhyan is a righ hand batsman and he does wicket keeping as well. Playing for under 23 Tamil Union Cricket club Dhyan scored a century (124) against  Panadura Cricket club. Dhyan currently is in Sri Lanka enjoying his summer vacation.

Dyan says he has his utmost wishes and hopes to play for his motherland one day.  We hope as his father made a remark in international cricket, Dyan Ranatunga will also do his level best for the country with his bravery and talent near in the future. We wish you all the best and success Dyan!
Wish you all the best !

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7 thoughts on “Dhyan Ranatunga, Arjuna’s Son, Is An Emerging Cricket Star

  1. Thanks Lanka Help Magazine for sharing this information. Actually you guys refresh our memories. I wish Dhyan every success !

  2. Knowing Dhyan personally,I can easily say that he will follow his father’s foot-steps to greatness one day!
    Immensely talented with a great personality in hand,he can easily captain the next world-cup winning squad!let’s just hope that his talents get noticed soon and molded to perfection,in this time of cricket crisis where we badly need young players like Dhyan himself to make mother-Lanka proud:) all the best Dhyan!Cheers!

  3. Hmm…just by the first glace – he is too fat to be an international cricketer. Unless he sweat a bit and shed those love-handles, good luck with the sports management carreer.

    1. Weight is not a problem at all. He is a wicketkeeper and we have seen many international players who look chubby. Darren Leeman, Arjuna Ranatunga and Jesse Ryder all had no problem with their weight as they are talented cricketers.

      You can not go by these images as Dhyan is not playing much these days and mainly concentrating on his studies.

      I know there will be people pulling the leg of this boy as his dad has a political career.

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