Colombo: Sri Lankan all-rounder Isuru Udana said goodbye to international cricket with immediate effect on Saturday. In this way he ended a decade long career. The 33-year-old was recently a part of the limited overs series against India.
Udana had participated in the first ODI and first two T20 matches against India but he could not take a single wicket.
Isuru Udana said on Sannyas
Isuru Udana played only 21 ODIs and 35 T20 Internationals in his career spanning 12 years in which he took only 45 wickets. He represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League two seasons ago.
Udana said in a statement on Twitter, ‘Cricket was and will always be my love. I have always given my 100 per cent on and off the field while maintaining national honor and sportsmanship. The fast bowler said that he felt it was the right time for him to retire.
Udana was Kohli’s special bowler
Isuru Udana is associated with Virat Kohli’s team RCB i.e. Royal Challenger Bangalore in IPL. In the year 2020, Royal Challenger Bangalore bought this Sri Lankan bowler. Although he was also released before the mini auction in IPL 2021. But the year Udana played IPL, he took 8 wickets in 10 matches for RCB.
Isuru Udana’s career
Udana made his international debut for Sri Lanka in the 2009 T20 World Cup. He has taken 18 wickets in 21 ODIs at an average of 52.78 and 27 wickets in 34 T20 matches at an average of 33.89.
As a batsman, he has scored 237 runs in ODIs and 256 runs in T20s. He was the only player from Sri Lanka who appeared in the 2020 season of IPL.