Arjuna Ranatunga

MKhanal 05 Apr,2022

Facts of Arjuna Ranatunga

Birth Name
Deshamanya Arjuna Ranatunga
Sri Lankan
Married to
Samadara Ranatunga
Currently Married
Reggie Padmasena Ranatunga
Nandani Ranatunga
Dhyan and Thiyangie


Career & Net worth

Net Worth
$1 Million
cricket player and politician


Married to
Samadara Ranatunga
Currently Married

Anyone who is a cricket fan is aware of the name Arjuna Ranatunga. Arjuna is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and 1996 Cricket World Cup-winning captain for Sri Lanka. Arjuna served in the Sri Lankan government as a Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation from December 2018 until November 2019. 

Arjuna Ranatunga was born Deshamanya Arjuna Ranatunga on December 1, 1963, in Gampaha, Ceylon. He is the son of Reggie Padmasena Ranatunga and Nandani Ranatunga. He has five siblings, most of whom are cricket and politicians. After graduating from High School, Ranatunga enrolled at Ananda College and completed his undergraduate. Regarding his physical appearance, Arjuna stands five feet and eight inches tall and weighs 75 kg. 

Arjuna Ranatunga's Net Worth and Earnings

Arjuna Ranatunga has an estimated net worth of more than $1 Million. He has earned most of his net worth through his cricketing career and serving as a minister in the Sri Lankan government for more than five years. The salary of a Sri Lankan player is more than $100,000 in 2022. Ranatunga led the national team to their only ODI World Cup title. 

Arjuna Arjuna shares a photo with the ODI World Cup title SOURCE: India News

Arjuna is living a lavish lifestyle through his successful career. He is very private about his earnings and economic career. His fellow teammates Chaminda Vaas and Aravinda de Silva have a similar net worth. 

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Married Life and Children

Ranatunga is a married man living a happy married life and his wife and children. Arjuna exchanged his wedding vows along with Samadara Ranatunga in early 1990s. They have not shared much about their first meeting experience. The duo had a private wedding ceremony in front of parents and close friends. 

ArjunaArjuna shares a photo with his wife and children SOURCE: Twitter@arjunaranatunga

Arjuna and Samadara are the proud parents of two children, Dhyan and Thiyangie. His son, Dhyan Ranatunga is also a cricketer who currently lives in the United States and in 2021, he was also signed to play in Minor League Cricket tournament in the USA. 

Journey to ODI World Cup Triumph

Arjuna started playing cricket with his siblings and parents in their backyard. He joined the local youth academy and trained with them. Ranatunga completed his education at Ananda College and won the Observer Sri Lankan Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year award. He represented the Sri-Lankan U-20 team. Arjuna earned his national team call in 1982 in a match against England and made his debut, scoring fifty runs. 

Ranatunga was also working as an insurance broker in the early days of his international career. He became an integral member of the Sri Lankan National Team. Ranatunga was a vital member of the Sri Lankan side, winning its maiden Asia Cup title in 1986. Arjuna became the captain of the Sri Lanka national team in 1988. 

Ranatunga was dropped from the captain in the 1992 world cup. He led the team in the 1996 world cup and won the title defeating Australia. Under his captaincy, Sri Lanka secured their first-ever historic test win on English soil against England. 

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