Danushka Gunathilaka joins Test retirement race
CRICDOT DESK : Danushka Gunathilaka announces retirement from Test cricket The 30-year-old Sri Lankan batsman said in a statement that he had decided to pay more attention to colored clothing. Earlier, another Sri Lankan Vanuka Rajapaksa withdrew from all forms of international cricket.
Gunathilaka, however, was not a regular in Test cricket. He played his last Test in 2016. Where he has scored a total of 299 runs. There were two half-centuries. However, in limited overs cricket, this left-arm is quite brilliant. So far he has scored 1520 runs in 44 ODIs at an average of 36.19. He has scored 58 runs in 30 matches in T20 with a strike rate of 121.62.
Gunathilaka has been accused of violating the code of conduct throughout his career. He has also been punished three times, the last of which came in July last year. Gunathilaka was banned from international cricket for a year along with Kushal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella for breaking the biological barrier during the England tour. However, the ban was lifted within six months of the sentence.
Sri Lanka Cricket said the punishment was commuted at the request of the three cricketers. However, the suspension will remain in place for the next two years. In the meantime, if they break the code of conduct, they will have to serve the remaining six months.
Three banned cricketers recently took part in the Sri Lankan Premier League (LPL). In the meantime, they applied to the board to lift the ban. The SLCO responds to their request. However, Danushka announced his retirement from Test cricket on the day the ban was lifted. However, he has decided to continue playing in the other two formats.