It has been reported that three cricket players from Sri Lanka and Pakistan have announced retirement from the international cricket. Muhammad Amir (Pakistan) retires from Test career, Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) retires from ODI Career (remember that he has already retired from Test) and Nuwan Kulasekara (Sri Lanka seamer) retires from all formats of cricket.
A 27year-old left-arm quick bowler has just announced his retirement from test career. However, he will be available to play ODIs and T20 matches for Pakistan. Amir represented Pakistan in 36 test matches, he got 119 wickets with an average of 30.47. In a very short test career, he really showed his class that Pakistani fans will never wish to see him leaving so early from his test career.
Separamadu Lasith Malinga, Yorker King, announced his retirement from ODIs career with a farewell match against Bangladesh in which he showed his class with 3/38 figures. A 35year-old right-arm fast bowler from Sri Lanka represented in 226 ODIs and took 338 IDI wickets. 9th highest ODI wicket-taker in the world is also a 3rd highest wicket-taker for Sri Lanka. Fans know him as a true living legend with a ball.
Kulasekara Mudiyanselage Dinesh Nuwan Kulasekara is a third player to announce retirement in the same week. Nuwan, a NO.1 ODI bowler of 2008-09 has represented in 21 Test, 184 ODIs, and 58 T20s for his country. He retires without a farewell game but says he is still happy that he at least once served his nation in representing at international level.
All three cricket players remain the MVPs (the most valuable players) for their respective countries. Talking about the Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Kulasekara, they have actually played their potential cricket, but the fans never expected an early retirement from the star left-arm Pakistani pacer Muhammad Amir to announce an early retirement from the test format. As he has still a long way to represent his country.