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| On Updated : Jun 27, 2019 4:37 PM IST

Ajantha Mendis (Former Sri Lanka cricketer) Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More

Ajantha Mendis

Ajantha Mendis broke onto the International scene as a ‘mystery spinner' who bowled everything. He bowled off-break, leg-break, googly, flipper and straight delivery. He was an instant hit, claiming a bag full of wickets in first couple of years.

Ajantha Mendis
Nickname: Mendis
Role: Right arm spin
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Physical Appearance
Height (approx.): 5'9″
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Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Personal Life
Date of Birth: 11 March 1985
Age (as on 2018): 33 years
Birth Place: Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Pisces
Nationality: Sri Lankan
School: St Anthony's College, Kadalana and Moratuwa Maha Vidyalaya
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Social Media
Facebook page: @
Twitter: @
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Father: NA
Mother: NA
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Brother: NA
Coach/Mentor: Lucky Rogers
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Cricket Career
International Debut:
Jersey Number: #40 (Sri Lanka)
Major Team: Sri Lanka, Combined Provinces, Dhaka Gladiators, Hampshire, Kandurata Maroons, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lahore Qalandars, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Pune Warriors, Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Wayamba
Nature on field: Aggressive bowler
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Favourite Shot/Ball: NA

Career Turning Point

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  • Mendis bamboozled the Indian batting line-up to return with figures of 6/13 in 2008 Asia Cup final, the best ODI figures by an bowler in an tournament final.

Hobbies: Watersports
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Style Quotient
Cars Collection: NA

Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status: Married
Affairs/Girlfriends: NA
Wife: Yoshini Mendis

Marriage Year: 2011
Children: One Son, and daughter

Net Worth: NA
Retainer Fee: NA
Test Fee: NA
T20 Fee: NA
IPL 11: NA

Awards and recognitions

  • ICC Emerging Player of the Year in 2008


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Lesser Known Facts

  • On 3 March 2009, the bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricketers to the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore was fired at by masked gunmen.
  • Ajantha Mendis was among seven Sri Lankan cricketers who were injured in the attack.
  • Mendis was in an active military service as a Gunner in the Sri Lanka Artillery a regiment of the Sri Lanka Army.
  • In 2012, Ajantha Mendis received the Sri Lankan order of Bantu, the highest civilian honor in Sri Lanka.

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