Sri Lanka veteran fast bowler Dhammika Prasad has brought curtains to his short international career that started in 2006. Dhammika Prasad last played for the Island nation back in 2015 which as an ODI against New Zealand at the University Oval. Prasad earned selection for the 2015 World Cup but was ruled out due to a fracture in the left hand.
Dhammika Prasad began his international career by debuting against Bangladesh at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, making an immediate impact. The 37-year old picked up two wickets in successive balls, retaining figures of 6-1-29-2 as Sri Lanka beat the hosts convincingly. However, the next nine years, produced only 23 more ODIs as constant injuries kept derailing his international career, leading him to miss matches.
The right-arm speedster’s Test debut came against India in Colombo two years after his first international appearance. Dhammika Prasad made the headlines by dismissing Virender Sehwag, taking five wickets in the match and crafting a series victory for the hosts. He was part of Sri Lanka’s squad that defeated England in the 2014 series and took a five-wicket haul in the only Test he played and six for the match. Dhammika Prasad’s 25 Tests yielded 75 victims at 35.97.
I think this is the correct time for me to retire from International cricket: Dhammika Prasad
Dhammika Prasad claimed that now is the right time to step down from the international arena and hand chances to the youngsters. The veteran fast bowler has decided to continue playing domestic cricket and will give his best to SSC, having featured for them for 19 years already.
“I think this is the correct time for me to retire from International cricket and provide a chance for the youngsters. I have decided to continue playing domestic cricket and already I have played for 19 years for the SSC giving my best,” Prasad told Daily News.