Dinal Anuradha played School Cricket as a right handed opening batsman cum right arm off spinner for his alma mater St. Joseph’s College Maradana 1st XI team in the inter school ‘A’ Division Cricket tournament. He also had the unique record of captaining the school under 13 and 17 team as well as vice captioning the under 15 team with distinction. Incidentally Dinal is the eldest and two of his younger brothers are also schooling at St. Joseph’s College. At present he is turning out for BRC in the ‘A’ Division inter club cricket tournament as a talented all rounder.
Speaking to Daily News Dinal said “My journey into the world of sports started when I was growing up as a child watching cricket matches along with my family and just noticing how the cricket legend’s played the game, so enthusiastically and how exciting I felt when Sri Lanka won a match. Since then all I wanted to do was pursue a career in cricket and live the dream. I’ve always wanted to be a good and genuine cricketer to represent my mother land”.
“ I have been guided and supported by lot of people.I would like to thank my family, I would give the first place to them, because they have been my biggest support and my backbone; since the day I started playing cricket. Also my coaches Anil Gunasingha, Roger Wijesooriya, Pasidu Liyanaarchchi and my club Director coach Charith Senanayake; they helped me a lot. Hence I a’m always grateful to all of them“.
” I chose Cricket because I would say the love I have for the game and how I’ve always wanted to climb up the ladder as a known cricketer, that was the main reason”.
“Throughout my entire life my priorities are my family, education and weekly cricket practices”.