Sri Lanka’s Dhammika Prasad has retired from worldwide cricket. Prasad, 37, final performed for Sri Lanka in a Take a look at match in opposition to the West Indies in October 2014.
“I feel that is the proper time for me to retire from worldwide cricket and provide an opportunity to the children,” Prasad instructed Sri Lanka’s “Day by day Information” on Thursday.
“I’ve determined to proceed taking part in home cricket and already I’ve performed for 19 years for the SSC giving my finest,” added Prasad.
Prasad made his debut for Sri Lanka in an ODI match in opposition to Bangladesh in Chattogram in February 2005 and performed his first Take a look at match in opposition to India in Colombo in August 2008. He performed 24 ODIs and 25 Checks, choosing 32 and 75 wickets respectively. His solely T20 worldwide look got here in opposition to Australia in Pallekel on August 6, 2011. Notably, his career-best figures of 5/50 in opposition to England at Headingley paved the best way for Sri Lanka’s first-ever Take a look at sequence win in England.
His final 12 months in Take a look at cricket was additionally his most profitable one. In 9 Checks in 2015, Prasad took 41 Checks and completed among the many top-10 wicket-takers of the 12 months. Nevertheless, he then suffered a shoulder damage and needed to endure surgical procedure after which he by no means recovered sufficient to make a comeback into worldwide cricket