New Delhi: Sri Lankan opener and former captain of T20 team Upul Tharanga has announced his retirement from international cricket. Upul Tharanga himself announced his retirement by tweeting. He announced his retirement by issuing a statement. Tharanga tweeted and wrote, My friends, as the old good saying goes, every good thing comes to an end, I believe that the time has come for me to retire from my international cricket career. I gave my everything to cricket for 15 years. I am leaving behind many memories that I have made in this journey and many best friends. I am thankful to Sri Lanka Cricket who expressed their confidence in me. I would like to thank my cricket loving fans, friends and family who have stood by me in all my worst times. Your prayers always inspired me, thank you for all this. I would like to wish the Sri Lankan team a good comeback soon.
Please tell that Upul Tharanga has played a total of 26 T20 matches. While have played 235 ODIs and 31 Test matches. Tharanga has scored 6951 runs in ODIs and has 15 centuries and 37 half-centuries to his name. While Tharanga has scored 1754 runs in Tests and has scored 3 centuries and 8 half-centuries during this period. Tharanga has scored a total of 18 centuries and 45 half-centuries in international cricket. As a wicket-keeper, Tharanga has taken 24 catches in Tests, 50 catches in ODIs and 2 catches in T20, while there is no stumping in his name in all three formats.