Sri Lanka Cricket to felicitate Nuwan Kulasekara after third SL-Bangladesh ODI

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Kulasekara was a member of the Sri Lankan squads that made the finals of the 2007 and 2011 World Cups.

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Nuwan Kulasekara. (Photograph Supply: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Photos)

Former world No.1 bowler Nuwan Kulasekara lately introduced retirement from worldwide cricket, one thing of which he has not been a part of since 2017. The 37-year-old tempo bowler took over 300 worldwide wickets however performed his final aggressive sport in March final yr.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has determined to ask Kulasekara to look at the third and concluding sport of the ODI sequence between the islanders and Bangladesh at Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, on Wednesday. He might be felicitated after the match for his service to his nation, a press release from Sri Lankan cricket board mentioned on Monday.

Kulasekara is the second Sri Lankan participant to announce retirement from worldwide cricket of late. Spearhead Lasith Malinga additionally known as it a day after the primary sport of the identical sequence through which he took three wickets, together with one in his last ball. Sri Lanka reclaimed some delight after an bizarre marketing campaign on the cricket World Cup lately by clinching the sequence with the final match nonetheless to be performed.

Kaif was trolled lately for his distinctive tribute to Kulasekara

Kulasekara, who performed in 21 Checks, 184 ODIs and 58 T20Is, have performed quite a few World Cups. Within the 50-over format, Kulasekara was a member of the Sri Lankan squads that made the finals of the 2007 and 2011 World Cups however on each events, his nation fell within the last hurdle.

His second, nonetheless, got here within the last of World T20 in Bangladesh in 2014 through which he bowled fantastically towards an enormous hitter like Yuvraj Singh to assist his workforce win the title. Just lately, former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif took a dig at Kulasekara by remembering the six he conceded to Dhoni within the last of the 2011 World Cup that noticed India profitable the title. Kaif was, nonetheless, trolling for his tribute to Kulasekara.

“Nuwan Kulasekara has been a significant cog within the Lankan line-up and performed distinctive cricket throughout his time with the nationwide workforce. His contributions made on the sector introduced in a number of success for the nationwide workforce. I want him the perfect going ahead,” Shammi Silva, president of the SLC, mentioned.

“He was an exemplary determine, each on and off the sector and a task mannequin, which the younger cricketers can emulate. Simplicity and decency had been an indicator of Kulasekara’s cricketing profession, which helped him each on and off the sector,’’ mentioned Ashley De Silva, CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket.