Former Sri Lankan skipper Thisara Perera, on Monday, announced his retirement from international cricket. 32-year-old Perera wrote a letter to the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) while revealing the aforementioned news. In the letter, Perera mentioned that he feels it is the right time for him to step aside from the team and make a way for the younger generations to come in.
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the retirement of Thisara Perera from International Cricket with immediate effect.
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) May 3, 2021
Thisara Perera announces retirement from international cricket
Thisara Perera represented Sri Lanka in six Tests, 166 ODIs and 84 T20s. Perera bagged a total of 3,745 runs and clinched 237 wickets across all formats for Lanka. Perera will continue to feature in franchise-based formats across the world.
— Karachi Kings (@KarachiKingsARY) May 2, 2021
“I take pride in the fact that I was able to represent Sri Lanka in seven cricket World Cups and be a contributing member of the 2014 T20 World Cup win against India in Bangladesh. Easily the highlight of My Life,” Perera mentioned in his letter to SLC.
SLC addressed Perera’s contribution towards Sri Lankan cricket. “Thisara was a brilliant all-rounder, who has contributed immensely as a player to Sri Lanka Cricket and played a part in some of the glorious cricketing moments of the country,” said SLC CEO Ashley De Silva in a statement.
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