Danushka Gunathilaka Height, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Panadura, Sri Lanka
Religion: Buddhism
Age: 31 Years

Danushka Gunathilaka

Full NameMashtayage Danushka Gunathilaka
ProfessionProfessional Cricketer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 185 cm
in meters- 1.85 m
in feet inches- 6’ 1”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 155 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 41 inches
- Waist: 32 inches
- Biceps: 13 inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutODI- On 1 November 2015 for Sri Lanka against West Indies
Test- On 26 July 2017 for Sri Lanka against India
T20- On 7 January 2016 for Sri Lanka against New Zealand
Batting StyleLeft-Handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm-off-break
Personal Life
Date of Birth17 March 1991
Age (as of 2022)31 Years
BirthplacePanadura, Sri Lanka
Zodiac signPisces
NationalitySri Lankan
HometownPanadura, Sri Lanka
College/UniversityMahanama College, Colombo
Food HabbitNon-Vegetarian
Tattoo(s)Danushka Gunathilaka Tattoos
ControversiesSuspended for misconduct: In 2017, he was suspended after showing a poor attitude towards training. He was given a six-match ban in limited overs format for his misconduct.

Rape allegation: In 2018, he was suspended from all forms of International cricket after his friend was accused of rape of a Norwegian woman in a hotel where he was present. He and his friend brought two Norwegian women to the hotel in the early hours of 22 July, and one of the women later complained to the police that Danushka's friend had raped her.

Sexual assault charges: In November 2022, he was charged with four counts of sexual intercourse without consent; the charges came after the police claimed that he had sexually assaulted a 29-year-old woman at a home in Rose Bay, eastern suburb of Sydney in Australia. [1]BBC According to the police, Gunathilaka met the woman via an online dating app, and he allegedly assaulted the woman after she met him. On 6 November 2022, the police apprehended him from the team hotel in Sydney. Following his arrest, SLC suspended him from playing all forms of cricket. [2]The Sydney Morning Herald
Girls, Affairs & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
ParentsFather- Name Not Known
Mother- Name Not Known
Danushka Gunathilaka with his mother
Cricketer(s)Mahela Jayawardene, Brett Lee, AB de Villiers

Danushka Gunathilaka

Some Lesser Known Facts About Danushka Gunathilaka

  • Does Danushka Gunathilaka drink alcohol?: Yes

    Danushka Gunathilaka drinking alcohol

    Danushka Gunathilaka drinking alcohol

  • His father is a big fan of cricket and he was the reason behind Danushka playing cricket.
  • His birthday is on 17 March; the same day Sri Lanka won the World Cup.
  • In 2009-2010, he made his List A debut for Colombo Cricket Club against Sinhalese Sports Club, scoring a run.
  • He scored 29-ball 46 on his T20I debut against New Zealand.

  • Initially, he was not a part of the Sri Lankan squad for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, but, was included in the squad after the injury of  Chamara Kapugedera. He scored 77 runs against India and helped Sri Lanka chase 321 runs.
  • On 6 July 2017, he scored his first century against Zimbabwe at MRIC Stadium.

  • In May 2018, he was among the 33 cricketers who were offered a national contract by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). However, in July 2018, he was suspended from all formats of International cricket after he breached the code of conduct.