Sri Lanka universal and former captain Tevara Perera on Monday announced its withdrawal from international cricket with immediate effect. In a letter to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Perera said he thought it was time to step down and pave the way for a younger harvest.
The 32-year-old, who represented Sri Lanka in six tests, 166 ODI and 84 T20, is expected to continue playing the cricket franchise around the world.
“I am proud to have represented Sri Lanka at seven World Cricket Championships and to take part in the 2014 T20 World Cup victory against India in Bangladesh. It was easily the highlight of my life,” Perera said in a letter to SLC.
SLC acknowledged Perera’s contribution to the success of the national team.
“Thisara was a brilliant all-rounder who contributed tremendously as a player to Sri Lanka Cricket and played a role in some of the glorious moments of cricket in the country,” SLC CEO Ashley De Silva said in a statement.