Sri Lanka all-rounder Isuru Udana announces retirement from international cricket

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Isuru Udana (Image tweeted by @ESPNcricinfo)
Isuru Udana (Image tweeted by @ESPNcricinfo)

Colombo : Sri Lanka left-arm seam bowling all-rounder Isuru Udana has announced retirement from all formats of international cricket with immediate effect, ending his career spanning over a decade. In his international career, Udana played only 21 ODIS and 35 T20 Internationals with just 45 wickets to show for his efforts.

The 33-year-old cricketer will continue to play domestic and franchise cricket. He was a part of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL couple of seasons back.

“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,” Udana said in a statement posted on his Twitter.

He said it was a right time to hang the boots and make space for younger generation.

“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,” said Udana whilst notifying his decision to Sri Lanka Cricket.

“Sri Lanka Cricket wishes Udana, who was a valuable player in Sri Lanka’s White-Ball teams, the very best in his future endeavors,” SLC said on its website.