Sri Lanka outcast Tharanga Paranavitana has announced his retirement from international cricket, the board said in a statement. Tharanga Paranavitana, an opening batsman, made his last appearance for Sri Lanka in 2012. Since then he has not been a part of the Sri Lankan side and finally called time on his career today.
The cricket board in its statement today said that Paranavitana has officially informed about his intention to not to continue playing cricket anymore. It has been understood that the board has acknowledged his call.
“Sri Lanka cricketer Tharanga Paranavitana has decided to retire from international cricket. He has officially informed his intention to Sri Lanka Cricket,” SLC said in a statement.
Paranavitana represented Sri Lanka in 32 Test matches, scoring 1,792 runs which include two tons and 11 half-centuries. He had an average over 32 in the longest format of the game. He however never earned a limited-overs cap for Sri Lanka.
In first-class cricket he has a terrific record of scoring at an average over 45 with 40 centuries 69 half-centuries to his name.