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De Silva confirms retirement

March 18, 2003 23:04 IST

Batsman Aravinda de Silva announced his retirement from all international cricket on Tuesday, moments after Sri Lanka's World Cup semi-final defeat to Australia.

The 37-year-old, who made his Test debut in 1984, played 308 one-dayers and was the man of the match with a century against Australia when Sri Lanka won the World Cup in 1996. He played the last of his 93 Tests in October.

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Sub: gr8 man

Wish Aravinda all the best. We will miss his classical hook shots and his straight bat driving thru the V. One shot will be etched ...

Posted by ravi

Sub: De-silva...The superman of Sri-Lankan Team

Sri Lanka will always miss such a great batsman like De-silva.....May god give you a better life after retirement......

Posted by Sumit Verma

Sub: thank you very much Aravinda

Its time we all say- thank you Aravinda. You were the greatest big match player we saw in the last decade.

Posted by kishan

Sub: On Arvinda De Silva retirement

Have a Great post retirement life. You were a batsman of immense grit, determination and style. You entertained the whole cricketing world by playing evenly ...

Posted by Manish Kumar

Sub: great players of the late 90s

A joy to watch. One of the stalwarts of the game. He was brave and talented enough to play the hook, very few players from ...

Posted by vinay shimoga


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