Former teammates, admirers, opponents … everyone has a word for Rangana Herath as the Sri Lankan icon bids goodbye to international cricket.
First up, teammates past and present, who tweeted out their appreciation for Herath’s services to Sri Lankan cricket.
Best wishes @HerathRSL as you play your final test. It’s been an incredible journey filled with unforgettable moments of joy, heartbreak and glory. Yet through it all You played the game with grace and humility. Greatness sits firmly but lightly upon your shoulders.
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) November 6, 2018
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) November 6, 2018
— Angelo Mathews (@Angelo69Mathews) November 6, 2018
I wish you all the very best for your final test. It’s been a wonderful journey. Very proud of what you have achieved throughout the years. Good luck Ranga ayya @HerathRSL
— Lahiru Thirimanna (@thiri66) November 6, 2018
Good luck for the final game legend @HerathRSL and congratulations for a sterling career, you’ll be missed!! Proud to have made my ODI debut with you in the same game and teaming up for all the games we played together! #legend
— Farveez Maharoof (@farveezmaharoof) October 22, 2018
Sri Lanka Cricket took the opportunity to put out some interesting details, as well as videos of memorable moments, of the great man.
Acknowledgement of his class came in from beyond Sri Lanka’s shores too.
Last act for Herath, spin’s man of masteryhttps://t.co/xIXxf3slMr
— Mike atherton (@Athersmike) November 6, 2018
And, just in case you thought all he could do with that left-hand was turn the ball deviously, look at this!
Rangana Herath bidding farewell to international cricket this week. Must be one of the most unlikely contenders for catch of the century 👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/xXbHq7eccf
— Ali Martin (@Cricket_Ali) November 5, 2018