Sri Lankan pacer Nuwan Kulasekara bids farewell to international cricket

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And Dhoni finishes off in style! India lift the World Cup after 28 years! Well, the 2011 World Cup final-winning six hit by MS Dhoni came off Sri Lankan fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara’s delivery at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.


He was also a part of the Sri Lankan team that defeated India to win the T20 World Cup in 2014. He scalped 8 wickets in a total of 6 matches at an economy rate of 6.42 in the tournament.

After achieving quite aplenty, Kulasekara announced retirement from international cricket on Wednesday.


The 37-year-old has bagged 199 wickets in 184 ODIs and 66 wickets in 58 T20 matches in his 15-year career. Also, in the 21 Test Matches he played for his country, he added 48 wickets to his kitty.

The 21-year-old Kulasekara had made his ODI debut in 2003 and his Test debut in 2005. Since then, there was no looking back for him.

From swinging the ball both ways to bowling brilliantly in the death overs and belting out spot on yorkers in tough conditions, Kulasekara did it all. He went on to be adjudged No. 1 ODI bowler in March 2009.


In 2013, he bowled his career-best figures of 5 for 22 against Australia at Brisbane. The reliable seamer of Sri Lanka has finished as the third-highest wicket-taker among his nation’s fast bowlers after Chaminda Vaas and Lasith Malinga.

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