Colombo: Mahela Jayawardene Monday said a "gut feeling" prompted him to quit Test cricket as he turned his attention to one last World Cup campaign after near-misses in 2007 and 2011. ('Thank You for All the Support')
The modest former Test captain, one of only five batsmen to top 11,000 runs in both Test and one-day cricket, bowed out after Sri Lanka sealed a 2-0 Test series win over Pakistan.
"Players come and go, but the game continues," the 37-year-old said, after ending a 17-year Test career in which he became one of the great batsmen of modern times. (Mahela Jayawardene: A Sub-Continental Artist Who Ruled the World)