Twenty three-year old Nishan Madushka touching the extraordinary sky high 1000-run feat on the trot of just six innings Indeed borders on the magical. It is the rollercoaster marvel of literally scaling a mountain to the summit in the cricketing hemisphere that sets batsmen apart. In that run vein it is a conquering milestone achievement bordering on a typical run spurt given the the limited time frame to the giant killing feat put into it in the 3-day first class domestic format by the former Sri Lanka U-19 and Ragama CC wicket-keeping batting prodigy.
The former Moratuwa Vidyalaya product walked the walk set up in a run hurricane of the respective order of 128 and 81 vs Police SC, 107 vs BRC, 62 vs Kurunegala YCC followed by a mammoth unbeaten 300 vs Sebastianites followed by twin centuries of 150 and unbeaten 100 vs Galle CC and 108 vs Kandy CC in a twirl, 9 vs Chilaw Marians CC 18 vs Navy SC and 30 and 70 against Kandy Customs CC. (PARA 3) Making his foray into first class cricket in 2918 Madushka has aggregated 2821 runs from 32 outings and 50 innings at a strike rate of 62.42 averaging 62.68 churning out 9 centuries and11 half centuries. Born on September 10 1999 in his native town Moratuwa, Kottasinghakkarage Nishan Madushka signalled his arrival by emerging as Sri Lanka’s most prolific U-19 batsman and remains one of the country’s aspiring young sensations on the blocks looking for the big call up for national duty.