Nuwan Kulasekara to Retire

Nuwan Kulasekara to Retire

Nuwan Kulasekara to Retire

Sri Lanka cricket to congratulate him for service after third SL-BAN ODI.

Former number one bowler Nuwan Kulasekara recently announced his retirement from international cricket, something he has not been a part of since 2017. He was able to take 300 international wickets and played his last competitive game in March last year.

With this, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has invited Kulasekara to watch the third and final game of the ODI series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Premadasa Stadium. He will be congratulated and be given thanks for his achievements and service for his country. Following Lasith Malinga, he is the second Sri Lankan player to announce his retirement.

Kulasekara, who played in 21 Tests, 184 ODIs and 58 T20Is, has played in several World Cups. In the 50-over format, he was a member of the Sri Lankan teams that made the finals of the 2007 and 2011 World Cups. However, they failed to win the tournament. In the World T20 2014 which was held in Bangladesh, he bowled superbly against hitters such as Yuvraj Singh to help his team win the title. Kaif also trolled Kulasekara by mentioning the six he gave to Dhoni in the final of the 2011 World Cup. 

“Nuwan Kulasekara has been a vital cog in the Lankan line-up and played exceptional cricket during his time with the national team. His contributions made on the field brought in a lot of success for the national team. I wish him the best going forward,” Shammi Silva said. 

CEO of SLC Ashley De Silva said that “He was an exemplary figure, both on and off the field and a role model, which the young cricketers can emulate. Simplicity and decency were a hallmark of Kulasekara’s cricketing career, which helped him both on and off the field.”

Kulasekara played in various tournaments that spanned nearly all cricket formats. To find out more about the different cricket formats. Visit Betwala’s page.

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