Perera takes pride in representing seven cricket World Cups for Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera has said that he’s proud of representing Sri Lanka in seven cricket World Cups and being a member of the 2014 T20 World Cup winning team.
Perera has announced retirement from international cricket on Monday, May 3. He confirmed his announcement to the Sri Lankan selectors through a letter ahead of a meeting scheduled on Thursday.
“I take pride in the fact that I was able to represent Sri Lanka in seven cricket World Cups and be a contributing member of the 2014 T20 World Cup win against India in Bangladesh. Easily the highlight of my life,” Perera said in his letter as per SLC quoted by ANI.
Perera has played 6 Tests, 166 ODIs and 84 T20Is for Sri Lanka. He scored around 8,000 runs in international cricket and took 237 wickets for the national team. Perera last played for SL in the T20Is against West Indies in March. He was a part of the Sri Lankan squad that beat India to lift the World T20 title in 2014.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka is scheduled to leave for Bangladesh on May 16 and play three ODIs on this tour. The series will be a part of the World Cup Super League. Most of the senior Sri Lankan players will be dropped/rested for the forthcoming tour of Bangladesh in which Perera was also included.
Sri Lanka have played two-match Test series against Bangladesh recently which they won by 1-0.