Tharanga Paranavitana Retires

Tharanga Paranavitana Retires

Tharanga Paranavitana Retires

Former Sri Lankan player Tharanga Paranavitana announced his official retirement from all forms of cricket. 

Sri Lankan player Tharanga Paranavitana started his career as a batsman in the domestic season of the Sinhalese Sports Club. In fact, it was on the 2007-2008 season of the said tournament that he was able to score a double hundred on one game. He also contributed to the team's effort in taking home the domestic title as he garnered a total of 893 runs on the entire season. 

As he announces his official retirement from all forms of cricket, it is undeniable that he still holds the record of having the most number of first-class runs in Sri Lanka as he had scored a total of 14,913 runs. 

One of the most memorable moments in Paranavitana’s career was when he had made his professional career debut in a Test held in Karachi. During that time, he had been one of the Sri Lankan players who had been injured on the bus terror attack in Lahore. Despite the trauma that it had caused him, he continued to play and eventually had a successful Test career. 

His international career lasted from 2009 to 2012. As he officially ends his career, he signs off with 1,792 runs to his name from 32 Tests at an average of 32.58. To learn more about how cricket is played, visit Betwala. 

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