Sri Lanka’s Tharanga Paranavitana retires from international cricket


Tharanga Paranavitana, the 38-year previous Sri Lanka batsman, has introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket. Often called an old-school opener, he performed 32 Test matches for his nation, scoring 1792 runs together with two lots of and 11 fifties.

Paranavitana’s methodology introduced him nice success, particularly in home cricket. With 12,522 runs, he’s Sri Lanka’s highest ever run-getter in first-class cricket and even added a half-century to his tally because the home season re-started after the Covid-19 induced break.

The power to attain massive runs put Paranavitana on the senior staff’s radar within the late 2000s. The left-hander made a career-best 236 for Sinhalese Sports activities Membership of their title profitable season in 2007-08 and that booked him a spot on the Sri Lanka A staff’s tour of South Africa. It was after that tour that former coach Chandika Hathurusingha known as him a future prospect.

Paranavitana made his Test debut in opposition to Pakistan in February 2009. He scored both of his hundreds in back-to-back Tests in opposition to India in 2010, and though he managed a string of half-centuries thereafter, the three-figure mark saved eluding him. He performed his remaining recreation for Sri Lanka in November 2012.


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