Kumar Sangakkara and other cricketers react on Tillakaratne Dilshan’s retirement announcement

Sri Lanka’s opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan has announced that he will be retiring from international cricket after the end of ongoing series against Australia. He has already retired from Tests back in October 2013 and after the ongoing ODI and T20I series against Australia, Dilshan will be retiring from other formats of the game too.

He will bid adieu to international cricket on September 9 after playing the second T20I against Australia at Colombo. After Dilshan, there will be no Sri Lankan cricketer left in the current team who made his debut before 2000.

Dilshan made his international debut in a Test against Zimbabwe on November 18, 1999 and ODI debut against the same team on December 11, 1999. Since then, he has been one of the main players for Sri Lanka across the formats. He is the fourth Sri Lankan to have amassed more than 10,000 runs in ODIs. ALSOREAD: 11 facts about the Sri Lankan all-rounder — Tillakaratne Dilshan

At the age of 39-years, Dilshan will be surely missed for his contribution to the Sri Lankan team over the years. With the arrival of the news of his retirement, cricket fraternity once again came together to congratulate the cricketer for his 17-year long international career.