Sri Lanka spinner Ajantha Mendis on Wednesday cut down the drapery on his universal vocation damaged by wounds, the International Cricket Council (ICC) affirmed by means of a tweet. Puzzle spinner Ajantha Mendis went to the fore for his carrom ball which disturbed numerous batsmen. Test incredible Rahul Dravid was his first scalp in the longest organization of the game and he wound up with the figures of 8/132 in the match – the best by any Sri Lanka bowler on Test debut. Since making a worldwide presentation in 2008, Ajantha Mendis proceeded to include in 19 Tests, 87 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 39 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).
Ajantha Mendis was the man-of-the-coordinate in the Asia Cup 2008 last against India. He bamboozled the Indian batsmen, including any semblance of Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh during their primes, to return figures of 6/13. It was his splendid bowling execution that spun Sri Lanka to the Asia Cup 2008 triumph in the wake of vanquishing India by 100 runs.
He likewise proceeded to turn into the quickest bowler to take 50 ODI wickets.
Mendis’ capricious varieties alongside his carrom ball helped him leave an imprint in each arrangement and the T20Is was the same. In the 2012 World T20, Mendis returned figures of 6/8 – a record for the best figures in T20Is.
On his retirement, he was complimented by Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Mathews for his short however “extraordinary vocation”.
The secret spinner finished his voyage in global cricket with 288 wickets.
Ajantha Mendis has been credited with the reintroduction of the ‘carrom ball’ and took 70 wickets in 19 Tests, 152 crosswise over 87 ODIs and 66 out of 39 Twenty20 internationals.
The 34-year old, who battled with back damage during 2014, last played universal cricket in 2015, having made his ODI debut against West Indies in April 2008.