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‘All good things must come to an end’

Upul Tharanga

What Warusavithana Upul Tharanga, who turned 36 on February 2, had is an all-inclusive package for an international cricketer, or rather, was. Exactly 21 days after his birthday Tharanga, fondly called as ‘Upula’ by his fellow cricketers, threw in the towel on his 15-year long international career, probably a timely decision with the present circumstances Sri Lanka cricket is going through.

It may very well look as a well-thought decision by the southpaw, who has played 292 internationals across all three formats, accumulating a combined 9,112 runs with 18 centuries to his credit. But his decision is something that many in the cricket circle find it hard to digest…

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