Sri Lankan Batsman Upul Tharanga has announced his retirement from international cricket. On Tuesday, he shared information about his retirement on social media. He last played for Sri Lanka in an ODI against South Africa in Cape Town. A day earlier on Monday, bowling coach Chaminda Vaas resigned from his post.
Tharanga scored a total of 18 centuries for Sri Lanka in his 15-year career. On Twitter, he wrote, “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.”
Tharanga’s International career:
Upul Tharanga, who started his ODI career in 2005, played 235 ODIs, 31 Tests and 26 T20s for Sri Lanka in 15 years. In ODIs, he scored 6951 runs with a total of 15 centuries. He played 31 Tests for Sri Lanka, scoring 1754 runs at an average of 21.89, including 3 centuries and 8 Half-centuries.
Tharanga played the last ODI in 2019:
Tharanga made his international debut in ODI against West Indies in August 2005. The match played against South Africa in March 2019 proved to be the last match of his ODI career, while the home series against India in August 2017 was the last of his Test career. Meanwhile, he scored 407 runs in 26 matches at 16.28 in T20I. He also led the team for a short period of time. During the 2011 World Cup, he also hit two tons against Zimbabwe (133) and England (102*).
Chaminda Vaas resigned as fast bowling coach:
On the other hand, former Sri Lankan fast bowler Chaminda Vaas resigned as fast bowling coach on Monday within days of his appointment. At the same time, he is the most successful Sri Lankan fast bowler, taking 355 wickets in 111 Tests and 400 wickets in 322 ODIs.
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