Sri Lankan left-handed batsman Lahiru Thirimanne announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect. He posted it on his official Facebook page and said that he cannot mention the many unexpected reasons that influenced him to take this decision willingly or unwillingly.
It has been an absolute honour to represent my country for past few years. This game that has given me so much over the years. But with a lot of mixed feelings,I am here to announce my retirement from international cricket with an immediate effect.
As a player I have given my best, I have tried my best,I have respected the game and I have done my duty honestly and ethically to my motherland.
It was a difficult decision to make, but I cannot mention here the many unexpected reasons that influenced me to take this decision willingly or unwillingly.
I take this opportunity to thank the SLC members,my coaches,teammates, physios, trainers and analysts for their support and encouragement.
And my fans, supporters, journalists for all the love, support and motivation you have given me over these years. I am forever grateful to you all.
Thank you to all of you who have supported me behind the scenes throughout my career
33 Years old Thirimanne played 44 Tests, 127 ODIs, and 26 T20Is for Sri Lanka and scored 2088 Test runs, 3194 ODI runs, and 291 runs in T20Is. He has seven hundreds across formats. He played Three formats for Sri Lanka. Later, he was considered for the test format. Thirimanne’s last international fixture was against India in Bengaluru in 2022.