Dilhara Lokuhettige calls it quits

Dilhara Lokuhettige

All-rounder Dilhara Lokuhettige has decided to retire from Tests and ODIs, effective immediately.

36 year old Lokuhettige, has never played a Test for Sri Lanka but last represented the national team back in 2013 in a game against India in Port of Spain.

In an international career spanning 11 years, Lokuhettige represented Sri Lanka in 9 ODIs and 2 T20Is, taking 8 wickets and scoring 101 runs overall.

He was renowned for his big hitting ability and also bowled some useful medium pace. At one point was entrusted with the responsibility of opening the bowling as well.

He was unable to cement a place in the team in an era when the team was blessed with many talented players and although he is still available for T20Is, at 36 years of age it is unlikely that he will be picked by the national team.

Lokuhettige has enjoyed a reasonably good 1st class career, with over 8,000 runs and 354 wickets under his belt. He was also entrusted with the leadership of his club Moors SC during the most recent club season.