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Former Sri Lanka Skipper Thisara Perera Retires From International Cricket




Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera, on Monday, introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket with instant impact. In a letter to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Perera stated that he wished to give attention to his household, earlier than including that it was the proper time for him to step apart and make means for the youthful technology. The 32-year-old had made his worldwide debut in 2009 in opposition to India in Kolkata. He has represented Sri Lanka in 6 Tests, 166 ODIs and 84 T20Is in his 12-year-long worldwide profession.

The all-rounder had scored 1,204 runs and picked 51 wickets in T20Is, and amassed 2,338 runs and bagged 135 wickets in one-day internationals.

Perera was appointed captain of the Sri Lankan ODI and T20I sides in 2017. In 2019, he scored his maiden ODI hundred, making 140 off simply 74 balls in opposition to New Zealand. He has additionally picked an ODI and a T20I hat-trick for his nation.

The spotlight of his profession was the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2014, which Sri Lanka gained, beating India within the last in Dhaka. He had scored an unbeaten 23 off 14 balls within the last, together with hitting the successful six after being despatched up the order.

Perera stated in an announcement, “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.”

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Speaking about Perera’s retirement, Sri Lanka CEO Ashley De Silva stated, “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.”

Perera performed his final Test in 2012 in opposition to Pakistan in Pallekele. He performed his final ODI match in March 2021 in opposition to West Indies.

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