Sri Lanka cricket has produced some of the greatest cricketers of our time, and today we have the chance to speak with one of the emerging players from this lovely country, he was recently selected in the Sri Lanka emerging squad, he has been an overseas player for several teams around the world, and is one of the key players for his first-class team, today on the Cricktalk20 platform we have the pleasure of speaking with The Hitman from Galle Nimanda Subasinghe.
Tell us a little about yourself?
I am Nimanda Subasinghe, First-class cricket player from Sri Lanka. I am 27 years old.
How did you get in cricket?
When I was a child I used to play cricket with my father. My father was my first teacher and he supported me in every ups and downs. I got selected to the under 12 cricket team in Batemulla primary college. Then I attended to St. Servatius college to continue my cricket career. I played for school first XI team for five years. After school cricket, I continued my career with club cricket. I was able to bring many championships to the leagues that I’ve played. Currently, I’m playing for Moors sport club as a first-class player. And also I am playing mercantile cricket league for MAS Silueta. I am a player of Sri Lanka emerging T20 team in 2020. (Mercantile league ).I have participated some of cricket leagues abroad.
Who was your inspiration growing up?
When I was growing up I always wanted to be like Andrew Flintoff and Angelo Mathews. I prefer Andrew Flintoff’s attitude towards cricket and Angelo Mathews’s skill. They were my role models and inspiration.
What is your greatest cricketing memory?
The best cricket memory that I have to share with you is when Our team won the championship of Sri Lanka Major T20 cricket tournament in 2019. I was played a leading role to bring the victory to both semi-final and final. The victory of the final match wasn’t an easy task but I did my best to win the match.
You have already played first-class cricket, and have a fantastic record, are we likely to see you in the Sri Lanka team anytime soon?
Yes. I’m doing my best to be a part of national team.
What are your goals as a cricketer?
I want to be a player of Sri Lanka National team and bring victories to my country.
As a first-class cricketer what advise will you give a youngster who wants to take up cricket as a profession?
You have to believe in yourself and believe in your ability, work on yourself daily. Hard work will be paid off. Don’t limit yourself until you achieve your goal.
How would you define success?
Success is dedication.