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Sri Lanka Cricketer Thilan Samaraweera in a letter to Sri Lanka Cricket said that he would be resigning from all forms of cricket with immediate effect.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lanka Cricket said that it has requested Samaraweera to have a meaningful dialogue with selectors on his decision and has scheduled a meeting tomorrow.

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  • lankan Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:00 AM

    unexpected via DM Android App

    habeeb Ur Rahuman Tuesday, 05 March 2013 09:47 AM

    oh. we will not see your gun blazing again??? wish you well, wave good bye.

    aqh Tuesday, 05 March 2013 09:49 AM

    i think a very good move. thank him for the wonderful inns he has given us to see. wish him all the best.

    Amir Tuesday, 05 March 2013 09:50 AM

    If all the seniors retire before grooming the next generation we will be the next Zimbabwe.

    sairah Wednesday, 06 March 2013 10:40 AM

    thanks for entertaining us, :( we will not see you again on the field!

    Ayyo Salli Tuesday, 05 March 2013 09:52 AM

    more to follow....???

    kumar Tuesday, 05 March 2013 09:54 AM

    Good for the future of the Sri Lankan Cricket.

    Sim Tuesday, 05 March 2013 11:36 AM

    at 36 past his prime, better to a youngster a chance. Wonder why SLC is not accepting his retirement.

    Dinithi Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:00 AM

    He just had one bad series in Australia. Not many sri lankan cricketers retired this honourably. He filled the vacuum of Hashan Tilakaratne. Now waiting to see who will play his anchor role in test cricket.

    bimba Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:04 AM

    You have contributed lot to SL crickets. Wish you all the best in your future endeavor!!!!!!!!!

    Nizam - Dubai Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:08 AM

    Latest result, one down more to follow.....thats Cricket in Sri Lankan style..

    Mushi Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:00 AM

    we lost a good test player though he is not a match winner. via DM Android App

    Ranjith Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:15 AM

    Not a serious follower of cricket

    Rana Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:17 AM

    he was a great batsman for SL in test. I could recall some great innings playd by thilan. have saved many games for SL singl handed. All the best

    harshan Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:20 AM

    I agree with his decision. But this is not the way for his retire. see how Micheal Hussy retire with a great glory from crowd and players. Thilan is a legend in the Sri Lankan Cricket history played more Test matches than Hussy. Therefore, should have give him a chance to play his last match. Sanath might forgot how he is retire even when he cant see the ball. This should be a mistake of our selectors.

    Sareek Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:22 AM

    Replace weerawansa.

    Kondebendapucheena Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:23 AM

    when I saw ma linga's reaction towards Press I guess Sanath should drop all and form a new fresh team those who are for country before self

    Cancer Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:23 AM

    Wise move, without depricving himself of any oversees assignments. He is down to play in English County cricket this season. Thanks Thilan, you will be remembered as savior, who has salvaged our side many, many times!

    Sapumal Bandara Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:30 AM

    Thank you Thilan. Wish you success in your future endeavors. Good Luck!

    Just Another Citizen Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:03 PM

    Wasted talent. Thank you for all that you have done & good luck in all that you do.

    Nawfal Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:05 AM

    He is another Marven Attapttu with technique also overlooked by selectors.

    Smash Wednesday, 06 March 2013 09:02 AM

    Decent players will take decent decision.

    aaron Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:00 AM

    u have been the fall of srilanka some of the knocks were unfogettble,its a big loss for sl cricket, i cannot see anyone to replace ur place. thank u sir for serving our nation, i wish u a great future via DM Android App

    Deshapremie Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:33 AM

    Thilan Excellent, you have given a good Example to others,

    wish you all the best !

    Oshanda Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:06 PM

    He should have given a fairwell game. this is disgusting the way they treat senior player

    Be fair...... Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:36 AM

    well well, I always thought you carried a straight bat, with whats going on now at SLC, it is confirmed. Well played Thilan, thank you for the Cricket. It has been a pleasure and a privillege to have had the opportunity to watch you play.

    Kondebandapucheena Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:09 PM

    wish you all the best in England

    nicky karunarathna Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:24 AM

    It is high time to go mate. Everything there is use by date.

    nicky karunarathna Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:27 AM

    What England - he is coming to Melbourne as he has alraedy bought a home there. His father in law, retired poilceman looking after his property until he comes to settle down. Good luck mate..


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