Sri Lanka pacer Nuwan Kulasekara retires from international cricket

Kulasekara, who last played for the senior national team in 2017, was not part of Sri Lanka’s World Cup squad.

Nuwan Kulasekara featured in 21 Tests, 184 ODIs and 58 T20Is.   -  AFP

Sri Lanka international, Nuwan Kulasekara, has retired from international cricket with immediate effect. The 37-year-old featured in 21 Tests, 184 ODIs and 58 T20Is.

Kulasekara, who last played for the senior national team in 2017, was not part of Sri Lanka’s World Cup squad. Kulasekara made his ODI debut as a 21-year-old in a home series against England in 2003. Two year later, the right-arm fast bowler went on to make his Test debut in Napier.

The cricket fans can never forget the six MS Dhoni hit off Kulasekara to clinch the 2011 World Cup final for India. In front of a packed Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Kulasekara leaked 64 runs in just 8.2 overs.