Asanka Gurusinha

by Ram 07 Apr,2022
Asanka Gurusinha
Body Stats
Height 5 Feet 9 Inch
Personal Info
  • Birth Name Deshabandu Asanka Pradeep Gurusinha
  • Net Worth Above $10 Million
  • Birth Country Colombo
  • Married to Oshi Gurusinha
  • Famous Name Asanka Gurusinha
  • Children Yuwantha, Anjali, Roshini, Onella
  • Horoscope Virgo
  • Nationality Sri Lankan
  • Religion Hindu
  • Profession Crickter
  • Currently Club Nigeria National Cricket team

Asanka Gurusinha, whose full name is Deshabadnu Asanka Pradeep Gurusinha, is a Sri Lankan Australian former international cricketer who was a key player for the 1996 cricket-winning team from Sri Lanka. During his cricket career, he played 11 years of international career, playing 41 tests and 147 ODI for Sri Lanka.

On 16 September 1966, a former Sri Lankan cricketer Gurusinha was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He was the former manager of the Sri Lanka national team and a selection committee member. Currently, his age is 55 years, and he lives in Australia with his family.

Family and personal life

Asanka Gurusinhe a former Sri Lankan Cricketer and coach, resides in Australia with his family presently. He is a beloved husband to his wife, Oshi Gurusinha. The love birds have a family of six, including their three daughters and one son. 

Gurusinha Asanka Gurusinha's family members          SOURCE: Instagram

Thier daughters' names are Anjali, Roshini and Onella and their only son's name is Yuwantha Gurusinhea. They also live in Australia. The Gurusinha family is happy and cheerful.

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Know about Asanka's cricket career

Asanka Gurusinha was a key player for Sri Lanka during his period. He was the prime player in winning the 1996 Cricket World cup. Gurusinha was considered one of the main pillars of the Sri Lankan World cup Battling lineup. He has given so much to his nation. He made his first appearance in Sri Lanka in 1985. 

Firstly, he was called for a wicket-keeper, but later, he established himself as a No. 3 batsman for the team. The Colombo-born 1996 Cricket World Cup winner made his test debut on 7 November 1985 against Pakistan. While talking about ODI on 18 September 1996, he debuted in ODI in the game against Zimbabwe.

Likewise, he has also played in domestic leagues and tournaments too. He used to play for Nondescripts Cricket Club in the domestic league.

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Coaching and cricket administration

After he retired from cricket, the left-handed former Sri Lankan batsman pursued a coaching line. He was even elected for the Sri Lanka national team and the head coach of Nigeria cricket. He is a level three certified cricket coach and the Consultant Regional Cricket coach for Cricket Australia.

He was successful as a player as well as a coach. He has made an immense contribution to the growth and development of cricket.

The Asanka Gurusinha's Wherewithal and net worth

Asanka Gurusinha is as successful as a cricketer and a coach. He has been on this cricket field for more than two decades. He has already added huge fortunes as a cricketer and, in addition to that, now is working as a coach. So we can imagine how much cash flow he has created to date.

As per the sources, he has an estimated net worth of more than $1O Million. The actual salary he receives as a coach is still under the radar.

Pet Lover

The former head coach of the Nigerian cricket team, Gurusinha, is a huge pet lover, especially dogs. He also has a dog named Loki. 

AsankaGurusinha's dog Loki SOURCE: Instagram

He quite shares his dog photo on Instagram. Gurusinha has a strong bond and love with his dog. Loki has been his most fantastic companion in his life.

Charities and trust

Gurusinha has been involved in different charities and trusts as a level-three certified cricket coach. He has given something to the world community as well. He significantly raises his voice in awareness against breast cancer.

Asanka's Gurusinha awares people about breast cancer via Instagram                  SOURCE: Instagram

For the cancer patient, Gurusinha as an ambassador, is working for Indira cancer trust  (a non-profit organization) that aware and unites people against breast cancer.

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