Sri Lankan all-rounder Dilruwan Perera announces retirement

Dilruwan announced his retirement as Sri Lankan fans bid a fantastic player a happy farewell.

Sri Lankan all-rounder Dilruwan Perera has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in international cricket. The immediate effect of retirement shocks the fans and the team member as a brilliant all-rounder bids goodbye to international cricket.

Dilruwan promises to play domestic cricket as stated in his retirement letter, which was sent to the Sri Lanka Cricket Board.

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Sri Lanka Cricket also tweeted officially quoting that Dilruwan Perera, the all-rounder who represented his national team Sri Lanka decides to retire from all forms of cricket in international cricket with immediate effect. Adding to the quote Sri Lanka Board wished the cricketer luck for his future “endeavours”.

Dilruwan was an off-spinner all-rounder who hit 1456 runs in international cricket and bagged in 177 wickets for the team while playing for the Sri Lanka team. Perera made his debut against England in the ODI in 2007, followed by his Test debut after seven years against Pakistan where the all-rounder went on to hit 95 runs coming to bat at no. 8, and also continued to take wickets with an average of 35.90, which includes his career-best against South Africa where he took 10 wickets for 78 runs in Galle in the year 2018. Coincidentally he played his last Test at the same venue last year.

The ODI format also witnessed Perera with a positive average of 31.46, being able to take 13 wickets and also was able to take 3 wickets in the T20 format.