Lahiru Thirimanne bids farewell to international cricket

In a heartfelt announcement on Saturday, July 22, Sri Lanka cricketer Lahiru Thirimanne officially drew the curtain on his illustrious international career, leaving behind a legacy that earned him immense recognition over the past 12 years.

The left-handed batter’s retirement announcement touched the hearts of cricket enthusiasts worldwide, who have admired his skills and dedication for Sri Lanka over the years. Thirimanne’s journey in international cricket has been remarkable, and his contributions to the Sri Lankan team have been invaluable.

Thirimanne shared a heartfelt message on Facebook in which he thanked for the opportunity to represent his beloved nation over the years. In his announcement of his retirement, the Former left-handed batter acknowledged everyone who had a great impact on his cricket career. This heartfelt appreciation was sent to the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) team members, coaching staff, teammates, physiotherapists, trainers, commentators, and most importantly the passionate fans who stood with him throughout his career in spite of so many ups and downs.

“As a player, I have given my best, I have tried my best, I have respected the game, and I have done my duty honestly and ethically to my motherland. It was a difficult decision to make, but I cannot mention here the many unexpected reasons that influenced me to take this decision willingly or unwillingly,” penned down an emotional post on his Facebook handle.