Isuru Udana Announces Retirement From International Cricket
By CricShots - Jul 31, 2021 4:31 pm
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On Saturday, the Sri Lankan left-arm fast bowler, Isuru Udana decided to retire from international cricket with immediate effect, drawing curtains to a career spanning over a decade. Udana had a very modest international career with a few incredible performances over 12 years in which he played only 21 ODIS and 35 T20Is with just 45 wickets to show for his efforts.

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Isuru Udana

The 33-year-old, who was part of the limited-overs series against India that ended on Thursday, will, however, continue to play domestic and franchise cricket. He had represented Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL couple of seasons back.

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Announcing his retirement on Twitter, Isuru Udana wrote: “Cricket was, is and always will be my greatest love and I have always given my 100% both on and off the field, respecting and upholding the spirit of cricket and national pride always.”

The pacer said that he feels the time is right for him to step aside and pave the way for the younger crop. Notifying Sri Lanka Cricket about his decision, Isuru Udana wrote: “However, I believe the time has come, for me to retire from international cricket in order to make way for the next generation of players.”

The left-arm medium-pacer had made his T20I debut in 2009 against Australia at the T20 World Cup in which Sri Lanka lost the final to Pakistan. His maiden ODI game came against India in 2012.

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Elaborating on his retirement, as per SLC’s website, Isuru Udana said, “I am proud to have served my nation, and Sri Lanka Cricket with utmost dedication, commitment, and passion to my fullest with a bunch of people who have touched my soul with the relationship of never-ending friendship. Sri Lanka Cricket wishes Udana, who was a valuable player in Sri Lanka’s White-Ball teams, the very best in his future endeavors.”