These Muslim cricketers left Islam and adopted Buddhism



Author 2019-10-02 15:57:52

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Today we are going to tell you about some Muslim cricket players who have converted to Buddhism. So let's know about those cricket players.

Suraj Randiv

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Hewa Kaluhalamullage Suraj Randiv Kaluhalamulla, popularly as Suraj Randiv, is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer, who plays all formats of the game. He plays first-class cricket for Sinhalese Sports Club. Suraj was educated at Rahula College Matara. Randiv converted his religion to Buddhism in 2010 after being born as Mohamed Marshuk Mohamed Suraj in 1985 to a family that practiced Islam. He has come to be known as Suraj Randiv ever since.

Tillakaratne Dilshan

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Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and former captain of the Sri Lanka national cricket team. As the best rated Sri Lankan player in run-chases in ODI history, he is often regarded as one of the innovative and greatest ODI batsmen of all time. Dilshan was born to a Muslim father and a Buddhist mother and was known as Tuwan Mohamed Dilshan. He shed his Muslim name shortly after his international debut in 1999 and took up the name Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan with an ethnic Sinhalese-Buddhist identity.

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