Tharanga retires from international cricket...

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Tharanga retires from international cricket

 Sports Desk

 Published: 08:03 PM, 23 February 2021  

Upul Tharanga

Upul Tharanga

Sri Lankan batsman Upul Tharanga on Tuesday has announced his retirement from international cricket at the age of 36.

In a 15-year career, Tharanga played 31 Tests, 235 one-day internationals and 26 Twenty20 matches. He has scored 1,754 Test runs, 6,951 in ODIs and 407 in T20s.

"My Dear Friends, 

As the good old saying goes "All good things must come to an end", I believe it is time for me to bid farewell to my International Cricket Career after over 15 years of giving the game my all.

I leave behind a road traveled with fond memories and great friendships. I am thankful to Sri Lanka Cricket for always having faith and the trust vested in me. I am grateful to the many Cricket Loving Fans, friends And my family for standing by me during my highest of highs and even at my lowest points in my career. Your well-wishes and messages of encouragement was easily the drive behind my ambition. For that I thank you all, and I wish you well. 

I would like to wish Sri Lanka Cricket all the very best for the future and I am hopeful that the team  will bounce back strong soon.  

Thank you all!," Upul Tharanga wrote on his verified Facebook page.