Sri Lankan Ajantha Mendis on Wednesday announced his retirement from all forms of the game. Mendis, who last represented his national back in December 2015 in an ODI against New Zealand, played 19 Tests, 87 ODIs and 38 T20Is.
The 34-year-old man made his international debut in 2008 in an ODI clash against West Indies in the Port of Spain where he made his presence felt with the figure of 3/39.
Mendis announced his arrival on the world stage with a spell of 6/13 against Indian in the Asia Cup 2018 final. Bamboozling the opposition star batsman with his mystery balls. He also broke the record of the most wickets taken in a 3 Test debut series by picking a mind-blowing 26 wickets.
Angelo Mathews writes in twitter Congratulations Menda on a short but great career. Unfortunately, injuries kept u away but God is kind and will open plenty of avenues to you, Stay blessed.
Mendis is the quickest bowler to reach the tally of 50 ODI wickets having reached the figure in just 19 games.
The 34-year-old spinner will be remembered for his contribution in the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Where the nation reached the tournament’s final, as well as his excellent display in Sri Lanka’s World Cup T20 title win in 2014.
The Last Match, His career hit possibly its lower point when he was carted for 49 runs in 5 overs by New Zealand opening pair Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill in what turned out to be his last international outing, According to the IndiaToday.
Ajantha Mendis played 19 Test taking 70 wickets at an average of 34.77. In 87 ODIs Mendis took 152 wickets and He got 66 wickets in 39 T20Is.
Source: Mendis retires from cricket
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