Full name Don Sardha Brendon Priyantha Kuruppu
Born January 5, 1962, Colombo
Current age 54 years 207 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Burgher Recreation Club
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (CCC), Apr 16-21, 1987 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Aug 22-27, 1991 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC), Apr 30, 1983 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, May 2, 1990 scorecard|
|First-class span||1982/83 - 1991|
|List A span||1982/83 - 1991/92|
Greatness was firmly thrust upon Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-opener Brendon Kuruppu, but only for a day or two, as he became only the third person to score a double-century on his Test debut, against New Zealand - Richard Hadlee and all - in Colombo. Kuruppu did it the hard way too: his 777-minute innings is the slowest double-hundred in first-class history, all very out of character for a man who later made his reputation as a one-day slogger. It was his first first-class century, and his last Test century: Kuruppu only played four Tests, two of them in England, in 1988 and 1991.
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"