Marvan Atapattu Biography and Career
Deshabandu Marvan Samson Atapattu is a former cricketer of Sri Lanka and cricket coach. He played for 17 years in Sri Lanka cricket team. In his era, he is known as one of the most technically batsman. Atapattu has scored six double centuries in Test cricket of his career, irrespective of five ducks in his first six innings. In this article we are going to talk about the biography, career, notable works, games and family of Marvan Atapattu so read the article till the end.
Marvan Atapattu is an international cricketer and he played so many games for his country, state and club teams, this biography article is incomplete without talking about his career. So here you will gain info about his achievements and life story.
In November 1990 he made his Test debut at the age of 20. In April 2013 he made his debut in One-Day International in which match was played against India at Nagpur.
In April 2003 he was appointed as captain of the one-day international team. Atapattu made his first test century in the year 1997, seven years after his debut in test against India, and in that cricket match he made 108 runs.
In the year 2004 he scored his highest score of his test career in which he scored 249 runs.In the year 2009, he joined a coaching stint with the Fingara Cricket Academy, which is a coaching facility in Sri Lanka.
In the year 2010, he was named as the head coach of the Singaporean cricket team for almost one-years of period, which was his first full-time assignment as a coach of a national team. He was named as the batting coach of Sri Lankan national team in April 2011.
Short biography of Marvan Atapattu
He was born on 22 November 1970 at Kalutara, Ceylon. As a teenager Marvan Atapattu started his cricket career at Mahinda College, Galle. His first cricket coach was Major G. W. S. De Silva was he was coach in his school Then he took admission into Ananda College, Colombo, where he was subsequently coached by P. W. Perera.
Atapattu is married to Neluni Atapattu and by profession she is a Sri Lankan Chartered Accountant. Marvan and Neluni have two daughters.
Random biography facts about Marvan Atapattu
He played as a right-handed batsman and right-arm leg-spin bowler. He was played as a opening batsman in the team.
What is Marvan Atapattu doing now?
Currently he is the coach of srilanka national team and help the team in grooming their batting skills.
When did Atapattu retire?
After defeated in Test series against India and Pakistan, in September 2015 he resigned from the nation team.
Marvan Atapattu’s net worth or net income is estimated to be $10 million dollars. He has made this amount of wealth from his primary career as a Cricket Player. He also made his net worth from the coaching line.
We hope this biography article of Marvan Atapattu will be helpful for you to understand his journey and works.
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