New Delhi: Although, one by one veteran players in the world have left no stone unturned to show their talent, but there have been many players who have contributed the best for their country. One of them Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera announced his retirement from international cricket on Monday (3 May) with immediate effect. 32-year-old Perera handed over a letter to Sri Lanka Cricket on Monday morning, announcing his retirement from an international career of nearly 12 years.
Perera made his debut for Sri Lanka in a one-day match against India in Kolkata in December 2009. Since then he has been playing ODIs and T20s regularly for Sri Lanka. He scored 2338 runs in ODIs and took 175 wickets. In T20, he scored 1204 runs and took 51 wickets.
Thisara became the most famous in the finals of the 2014 World Cup, when she landed at number five and beat India in Dhaka to win the ICC T20 World Cup. India can never forget this match. Thisara hit a brilliant unbeaten 23 off Mishra’s fours and sixes. This view was left to captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kohli.
Perera said in a statement, “I am proud that I represented Sri Lanka in seven Cricket World Cups and was a member of the T20 World Cup win against India in 2014. Sri Lankan Cricket has given the former limited overs captain Thanked. Sri Lanka Cricket CEO Ashley D’Silva said, “Thisara was a brilliant all-rounder who has contributed immensely to Sri Lanka cricket as a player and participated in some of the country’s finest cricket moments.”