Former Sri Lanka ODI and T20 skipper Thisara Perera announced his retirement from international cricket yesterday.
The 32-year-old all-rounder, in his letter addressed to Sri Lanka Cricket, said that he felt “the time is right” for him to step aside and pave the way for younger and more talented players to take over the reins.
Perera played 166 ODIs and 84 T20Is besides competing in the Indian Premier League.
In the 133 ODI innings Perera played, a left-handed batsman, scored 2338 runs, with his highest being 140.
He also took 175 wickets with his right-arm medium pace bowling. In the 74 T20I innings, the Sri Lankan scored 1204 runs. He also took 51 wickets during his career.