Sri Lanka’s left-arm seamer, Isuru Udana took everyone by surprise after announcing his retirement from international cricket on Saturday. The 33-year old seamer will no longer represent Sri Lanka in any format of the game. His decision to take retirement has surprised one and all.
“I believe the time has come for me to make way for the next generation of players. It is with immense pride and passion, and unfathomable commitment that I have represented and served my country”, he said as per a communique by Sri Lanka Cricket.
In his international cricket career, Isuru Udana has played 21 one-day internationals and 35 T20 internationals. He has 18 wickets in ODIs and 27 in T20 internationals. Besides, the Sri Lankan fast bowler has two half-centuries and three three-wicket hauls under his belt.
Isuru Udana made his international T20 debut against Australia in the 2009 T20 World Cup. He managed to pick two wickets in the game but also went for 47 runs in his quota of overs. His ODI debut came in 2012. Udana is a decent batsman lower down the order and also has a half-century each in ODIs and T20 internationals.
“Sri Lanka Cricket wishes Udana, who was a valuable player in Sri Lanka’s white-ball teams, the very best in his future endeavours,’’ SLC stated.
Isuru Udana played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2020 edition of IPL. He took 8 wickets in 10 matches at an average of 35.25.