Opener for veterans from Sri Lanka Upun tarang on Tuesday, he announced that he was retiring from international cricket after a 15-year career during which he also enjoyed a brief stint as captain.
The 36-year-old Taranga, who led from July to November 2017, last represented the national team during his tour of South Africa in 2019. “I decided to retire from international cricket,” Taranga wrote in his Twitter post. .
Taranga played 31 tests for Sri Lanka, scoring 1,754 tracks with an average of 21.89, including three centuries and eight fifty years.
He made his test debut against India in Ahmedabad in December 2005 and played his last match against the same opposition in Palekele in 2017.
Taranga, who is a left-hander, has enjoyed greater success in the ODI, making 6,951 runs with an average of 33.74 in 235 games since his debut against the West Indies in August 2005.
His ODI career spanned 15 centuries and 37 half-centuries, with a high score of 174 no. Taranga also played 26 T20Is for Sri Lanka, scoring 407 tracks with the best of 47.
Under the heavy news, he shared a heartfelt note, thanking everyone who helped him along the way to become a successful cricket.
“As the good old saying goes, ‘All good things must end,’ I believe it’s time to say goodbye to my international cricket career, after more than 15 years of giving it my all.”
“I leave behind a journey with pleasant memories and great friendships. I am grateful to Sri Lanka Cricket for always having the faith and trust that has been entrusted to me. ”I am grateful to many cricket enthusiasts, friends and my family for being ready during my highest peaks and even the most the lowest points in your career.