Chamika started training with Shaqir through Zoom during the peak of Covid-19 and continued online training for almost 2 months. Later on, he began training in person with Shaqir during which he was injured and out of the national squad. Throughout this time he was impressed by Shaqir’s holistic approach to training and so decided to continue training with Shaqir. After a year of training and steadily progressing his fitness level, Chamika’s club match performance improved which helped him to win the club championship as well.
After rejoining the national team he got into T20 and ODI cricket match formats as well and is the only past Royalist to play in all 3 formats to this day. Chamika also currently boasts the best VO2 max test result in Sri Lanka. VO2 max is the maximum rate of oxygen consumption measured during intense exercise. In its essence, it is the maximum amount of oxygen that an individual can utilise during intense or maximal exercise. This measurement is generally considered the best indicator of cardiovascular fitness.