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Aravinda de Silva Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Wife, Children, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 17, 2022

Short Biography

Aravinda de Silva was born on 17-10-1965 in Colombo in the state of West Province, Sri Lanka. He is a Sri Lankan former Cricket Player.

Other Name: Pinnaduwage Aravinda de Silva, Mad Max

Aravinda de Silva Complete Bio & Career

Aravinda De Silva was arguably the best batsman, Sri Lanka has ever produced. He was good against both spin as well as pace. His heroics at the domestic level earned him a national call-up at the young age of 18 when Sri Lanka toured England in the year 1984. He made his ODI debut the very same year. 
He quickly rose through ranks and became one of the biggest match winners of the team by scoring runs at will. His first test ton came on his 20th Birthday against Pakistan in Faisalabad. Though he was often accused of getting out playing rash shots and hence was given the name Mad Max. He was handed Sri Lanka’s captaincy during the early 1990s and captained his side during the 1992 World Cup. His tenure as a captain was very brief and in the 6 Test that he captained for Sri Lanka, he couldn’t manage to win a single Test for India.
He put his captaincy woes behind and after a great outing with the Kent County in 1995, he came with a mission in the 1996 World Cup. He scored 448 runs with an average of nearly 90 and also took 4 wickets. He performed exceptionally well in semi-finals as well as finals and made sure that Sri Lanka bring home the World Cup. He received Man of the Match award in both the matches. He was adjourned Wisden Cricketer of the year in the year 1996. He finally called it curtains on his career in 2002 but not before scoring over 9000 runs in ODIs and over 6000 runs in Tests. Post retirement, he released his autobiography titled Aravinda: My Autobiography. He then served as a chief selector of the Sri Lankan team and after the 2011 World Cup loss, he stepped down from his post. 

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Aravinda de Silva Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Name Not Known
Mother Name Not Known
Sister Araliya De Silva
Brother None
Ex-wife Sarita de Silva
Wife Anushka de Silva
Children Not Known

He has a sister named Araliya De Silva. He is married to Anushka de Silva. Previously, he was married to Sarita de Silva.

Life's Important Dates Of Aravinda de Silva

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Skin Colour Dark
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Colombo
Nationality Sri Lankan
Religion Bhudhist
Address Colombo, Sri Lanka
College D. S. Senanayake College
Debut Test - 23 August 1984 V/S England, ODI - 31 April 1984 V/S New Zealand


Car Collections Ferrari


Favorite Player Arjuna Ranatunga
Favorite Sport Cricket

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Aravinda de Silva

  • He loves fast cars and also owns a Ferrari.
  • He also loves hot cakes very much.
  • On his 49th birthday when he was out vacationing with his wife in abroad some thieves entered his house and took away 5million rupees.

Aravinda de Silva Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

58 years, 1month, 17 days old age Aravinda de Silva will turn 59 on 17 October, 2024. Only 10 months, 12 days, 13 hours,36 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Aravinda de Silva has celebrated the total number of 58 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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