Sri Lanka Cricket’s Executive Committee has graciously accepted the retirement decision of seasoned player Lahiru Thirimanne from all forms of International Cricket.
Thirimanne, in a heartfelt resignation letter addressed to Sri Lanka Cricket, conveyed his intention to step away from representing his country on the international stage.
During a recent meeting, the Executive Committee unanimously agreed to honor Thirimanne’s resignation. In a press release issued on Friday, Sri Lanka Cricket acknowledged the decision and extended their best wishes to the departing cricketer.
Ashley De Silva, the CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket, expressed appreciation for Thirimanne’s contributions and stated that his dedication across all formats of the game would be fondly remembered.
Thirimanne’s international cricket journey has been marked by significant achievements. Over his career, he participated in 44 Test matches, 127 ODIs, and 26 T20Is, amassing an impressive tally of over 5500 runs for his country. His dedication and commitment were evident from his performances on the field.
The 33-year-old cricketer took to social media on July 23 to announce his retirement decision. In a heartfelt message shared on Facebook, Thirimanne reflected on the honor and privilege of representing his nation.
He expressed gratitude for the opportunities the game had bestowed upon him. Yet, with a mixture of emotions, he revealed his decision to retire from international cricket with immediate effect.
Thirimanne’s career spanned over a decade, with his international debut dating back to 2010. His impact was felt across Test matches, ODIs, and T20Is, making him a versatile player and a significant asset to the Sri Lankan cricket team. As he steps away from the international scene, his contributions will remain etched in the annals of Sri Lanka’s cricket history.
Lahiru Thirimanne’s retirement from international cricket marks the end of an era characterized by dedication, skill, and memorable performances. As he embarks on a new chapter in his journey, the cricketing fraternity and fans alike will forever remember his contributions to Sri Lanka Cricket.