Mahela To Retire From Test Cricket

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed a short while ago that former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardena is to retire from Test cricket after the forthcoming Test series against South Africa and Pakistan. 

He has tendered his letter of resignation to the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) today, an official from the SLC told Asian Mirror. 
 
Jayawardena retired from T20 cricket after the last T20 World Cup where Sri Lanka became champions. From this point on, Jayawardena will only concentrate on ODI cricket and he has already stated that he would continue to play ODI cricket until the next World Cup in 2015. 
 
Jayawardena's decision to resign from T20 Cricket resulted in a controversy involving the team  management and two top officials of the Sri Lanka Cricket. 
 
Jayawadena has played 145 Test matches for his national team with a remarkable batting average of 50.18. He has also scored 33 test centuries and 48 half centuries. He is considered to be one of the best batsmen produced by Sri Lanka after the country achieved test status in 1982. 
 
He also captained the Sri Lankan cricket team in the World Cup finals in 2007, against Australia
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