Mahela announces retirement from Test cricket

2014-07-14 07:58:42

Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) said veteran cricketer Mahela Jayawardene has announced his retirement from Test cricket by handing over his resignation letter to SLC today.

Addressing a letter to the Chief Executive Officer of SLC Mr. Ashley De Silva, Mahela Jayawardene has stated that he would like to retire from Test cricket after the forthcoming Test series against South Africa and Pakistan.

Mr. Jayawardene has stated; ‘It was not an easy decision to make given that it has been a great privilege and honour representing my country during the past 18 years, but I believe this is the right time’.   

He has also said that he is fully committed to playing ODI cricket for Sri Lanka.  

  Comments - 9

  • Kish Monday, 14 July 2014 08:45

    Most stylish batsman, a great tactical leader and most importantly a team man..#SLcricketLegend
    Please don't get in to politics. Its not a gentlemen's game #dirtyGame

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    PremakumarF Monday, 14 July 2014 09:34

    I totally agree. You are a great gentleman we respect

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    Dinesh Monday, 14 July 2014 09:20

    Seems right decision taken at right time.

    Reply : 1       6

    Roland Monday, 14 July 2014 14:27

    Very good decision! We don't need you any more! and we don't forget your great job you did for SL cricket! You are a truly legend! Good luck!
    And one more thing! please! do not get into the SL cricket selection board in the future!

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    nim Monday, 14 July 2014 15:32

    can never be replacd cricketing legend via DM Android App

    Reply : 2       1

    Public Monday, 14 July 2014 15:36

    Should have retired honourably long time before Guess that he earned enough by now.

    Reply : 8       3

    Joanna Monday, 14 July 2014 15:54

    You did a rewarding job for our Motherland...good luck young man. via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       4

    rosebud Monday, 14 July 2014 16:57

    Thanks for the memories and best of luck in your future endeavorsHope you continue in a role in cricketing world to impart your immense experience to younger players. via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       1

    Disssa Monday, 14 July 2014 17:53

    you took good dicision but please dont jump into political mud font via DM Android App

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