From Now, I Will Focus on One-Day Cricket: Mahela Jayawardene

After retiring from Test cricket, former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene said he will turn all his attention towards one-day cricket and hope to be selected for the World Cup in Australia next year.

updated: August 18, 2014 20:45 IST
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Jayawardene said gut feeling prompted his Test retirement.


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)

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