Sri Lankan Veteran Player Thisara Perera announces his retirement from international cricket!
Thisara Perera has also confirmed that he will continue to play Franchise cricket.
Former Sri Lankan skipper Perera’s retirement announcement comes at the age of 32. He is a well-known all-rounder known for his big hits and brilliant bowling. Here are some of his brilliant stats and reasons behind his retirement.
Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera recently announced his retirement from international cricket on Monday. His retirement comes at the age of 32. However, he has also confirmed that he will continue to play international cricket.
Reportedly he could not majorly focus on franchise cricket because he always prioritized national cricket. He is the captain of Jaffna Stallions in the LPL franchise as well.
🏅 2014 @T20WorldCup winner
🎩 Hat-tricks in both ODIs and T20Is
🔥 An all-rounder par excellence
— ICC (@ICC) May 3, 2021
He is a well-known destructive all-rounder who’s known for his big-hitting and decent bowling. Perera represented Sri Lanka in six Tests, 166 ODIs, and 84 T20s. In ODI’s Perera had a strike rate of 112.08.
According to SLC, Perera, in his ‘Letter’ submitted to Sri Lanka Cricket announcing his retirement, said that he feels the time is right for him to step aside and pave the way for younger and more talented players to take on the reigns.
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the retirement of Thisara Perera from International Cricket with immediate effect.
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) May 3, 2021
Perera wrote in a letter to SLC that “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,”