Suranga Lakmal to retire from international cricket
Sri Lanka pacer and former captain Suranga Lakmal has informed that he will retire from all forms of international cricket after the upcoming tour of India.
Lakmal, 34, made his international debut against India in 2009 in Nagpur, a match that his side went on to win. His Test debut came within a year against the West Indies in Colombo whereas the T20I cap came calling in 2011 against England.The right-arm pacer has played 68 Tests so far, with two more potential Test caps to add in India. He hitherto has 168 Test wickets at an average of 36 and a strike rate of 72. In 86 ODIs, Lakmal has 109 wickets at an economy rate of just over 5.
“I’m indebted to Sri Lanka Cricket for giving me this astonishing opportunity and having faith in me to bring back my motherland honour as it has been an absolute pleasure to be associated with the board that shaped my professional life and also enriched my personal development,” said Lakmal in his retirement letter submitted to Sri Lanka Cricket.
“I have nothing but the utmost respect for all my players, coaches, team managers, support staff, administrative staff and all other support staff,” Lakmal has said further.