Thursday, 25 August 2016

Sri Lanka legend Tillakaratne Dilshan is expected to retire from International Cricket

Sri Lanka legend Tillakaratne Dilshan is expected to call time on his illustrious international career after limited overs series against Australia



Sri Lanka legend Tillakaratne Dilshan will retire from international cricket after the second Twenty20 International against Australia. Dilshan won't be available to play the final two One-Day International matches of the ongoing series since he has opted to quit 50-overs cricket on Sunday (August 28) after the third ODI.

The 39-year-old, who has already retired from Test cricket, will then take part in the two-match T20I series and will play his final match for Sri Lanka on September 9 in Colombo.

Incidentally, Dilshan had made himself unavailable for the limited-overs leg of the the England tour this summer due to personal reasons. He even had a few discussions about his future with Sri Lanka's current chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya before the ODI series against Australia. Dilshan has compiled just 32 runs in the two games he has played so far in the ongoing ODI series, and that perhaps led to his decision to hang up his boots from international cricket.

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