ISLAMABAD - Sri Lankan cricketer Ajantha Mendis who is considered one of the most famous mystery spinners in the game, on Wednesday announced his decision to retire from all formats of the game.
Mendis who last represented his nation back in December 2015 in an ODI against New Zealand, played 19 Tests, 87 ODIs and 39 T20Is accumulating 288 wickets. The 34-year-old made his international debut in 2008 in an ODI clash against West Indies in the Port of Spain where he made his presence felt with figures of 3/39.
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Mendis further followed it up with an excellent display in the Asia Cup 2008 where he led Sri Lanka to victory in the tournament, finishing amongst the highest wicket-takers.
The spinner's tally of 17 wickets comprised of an excellent six-wicket haul against an Indian side which included the likes of Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, and Gautam Gambhir.