Colombo: Sri Lanka’s former opening batsman Upul Tharanga on Tuesday announced his retirement from international cricket after a 15-year career.
Tharanga, 36, has played 31 Tests, 235 one-day internationals and 26 Twenty20 matches.
“I believe it is time for me to bid farewell to my international cricket career,” he said on Twitter.
I have decided to retire from international cricket 🏏 pic.twitter.com/xTocDusW8A
— Upul Tharanga (@upultharanga44) February 23, 2021
His last Test appearance was in August 2017 against India at Pallekele where he scored 12 runs in a match Sri Lanka lost by an innings and 171 runs. He has scored 1,754 Test runs, 6,951 in ODIs and 407 in T20s.
In December, he featured in a local league tournament.