Sri Lanka’s celebrated seamer Nuwan Kulasekara recently decided to bid farewell to International cricket. A career spanned over 250 International games allowed him to end up as the third highest wicket-taker among the pacers of the country only behind Chaminda Vaas and Lasith Malinga.
He last played for Sri Lanka in an ODI game against Zimbabwe in July 2017 and stayed away from competitive cricket since 2018. Kulasekara was one of the heroes of Sri Lanka’s successful 2014 World T20 campaign where he delivered a stunning spell in the final against India.
After this announcement, the 37-year old saw many cricket pundits applauding his illustrious career. Former captain and one of the legendary figures of Sri Lankan cricket Mahela Jayawardene also jumped on the bandwagon by sharing his two cents.
The 42-year old believes that Nuwan Kulasekara was one of the finest talents produced by the Sri Lankan soil. Calling him a ‘smiling assassin’, the Colombo born paid tribute to Kulasekara’s contributions towards the national team and wished him luck for his future endeavors.