Matheesha Pathirana ने आख़िर MI के 20 करोड़ के ऑफर को क्यों ठुकराया?

Matheesha Pathirana: Mumbai Indians offered Pathirana 20 crores but Pathirana rejected the offer saying that if I leave the Chennai team for money, my mother will never talk to me because my mother believes that if I leave the team today, Whatever I am, I am only because of MS Dhoni. That’s why Pathirana will play in Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team and will give his better performance.

Matheesha is a Sri Lankan bowler who also plays for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. In the last IPL season, Matheesha who is also known as Baby Malinga for his slinging action took 19 wickets in 12 matches with an economy rate of 8. Pathirana impressed CSK’s skipper Dhoni and became his go to bowler.

Matheesha Pathirana IPL Price 2024

Matheesha Pathirana IPL Price 2024

Matheesha Pathirana made his IPL debut with the Chennai franchise in 2022. In the 2023 IPL Auction, the Chennai franchise acquired his services for INR 20 Lac. Ahead of the IPL 2024 season, CSK retained their star bowler Matheesha Pathirana.

The list of Matheesha Pathirana auction prices for IPL 2023-

YearIPL TeamPrice
2023Chennai Super KingsINR 20.00 Lac
2024Chennai Super KingsINR 20.00 Lac

Matheesha Pathirana IPL Team 2024

Matheesha Pathirana IPL Team 2024

Pathirana will play in CSK team with captain MS Dhoni in IPL 2024.
In April 2022, he was signed by the Chennai Super Kings, as a replacement for Adam Milne for the 2022 Indian Premier League.

Matheesha Pathirana IPL Profile

Matheesha Pathirana is an Sri lankan cricketer who plays for the Chennai franchise in the Indian Premier League. Matheesha Pathirana was born on Dec 18, 2002; and as of 2023, he is 21 years old.

Pathirana is a bowler from Kandy and bowls medium seam. He made his IPL debut in 2022. Pathirana has played 14 matches to date in his IPL career and he took 21 wickets, with an average of 20.14, conceding nearly 7.96 runs per over with a best individual figure of 3/15. In the IPL Auction 2024, the Chennai franchise acquired the services of Matheesha Pathirana for Rs 20.00 Lac. On May 2023, he played his last IPL match against Gujarat at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, India, and had bowling figures of 44/2.

Born on Dec 18, 2002, Matheesha Pathirana is the latest pace sensation to come out of Sri Lankan cricket. Popularly known as ‘Baby Malinga’ for his sling bowling action, the young right-handed pacer from Kandy represents Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League.

Matheesha Pathirana IPL 2022 to IPL 2023 Career Stats

Pathirana has played 14 matches and took 21 wickets with an economy rate of 7.96.

Matheesha Pathirana IPL Career

The table shows Matheesha Pathirana’s IPL 2022 to IPL 2023 bowling stats and records-

Matheesha Pathirana breaks records, becomes MS Dhoni’s go-to bowler

The 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) concluded on Monday (May 29) after Chennai Super Kings defeated Gujarat Titans in the final. They chased down 171 runs in 15 overs in the last-ball thriller with Ravindra Jadeja turning out to be their hero. It was a team effort from CSK for the entire season but one of them who shined apart and more importantly, solved the team’s death bowling issue was Pathirana.

Famously known as Baby Malinga for his slinging action, Matheesha Pathirana picked up 19 wickets this season in 12 matches at an average of 19.52 and an economy of 8. Mostly he was introduced in the second half of the innings by MS Dhoni and the youngster literally stepped up in almost every game. Pathirana has won an IPL trophy at such a young age of 20 years and 161 days. He became the third youngest player to win IPL trophy in the history with Ravindra Jadeja and Rahul Chahar being at the top of the list.

MS Dhoni was quite impressed with Matheesha Pathirana right through the season and time and again praised him for his bowling. Perhaps, Dhoni also batted for Pathirana to not play red-ball cricket at all and feature only in ICC tournaments in 50-over cricket and also vouched for the youngster to become an asset for Sri Lanka.

“I personally think he is not someone who should play a lot of red-ball cricket. I think he shouldn’t even get close to it. Even in white-ball cricket, the 50-over version he should play as less as possible. [He should] play the big ICC tournaments because he is not somebody who will change a lot. This [having an impact in short bursts] is what he will do, so you can always use him at crucial times”.


In which team will Mathisha Pathirana play in IPL 2024?
Pathirana will play in CSK team with captain MS Dhoni in IPL 2024.

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