Former teammates, admirers, opponents … everyone has a word for Rangana Herath as the Sri Lankan icon bids goodbye to international cricket.
Rangana Herath has made his 93rd and final Test appearance for Sri Lanka. Going into his final Test, Herath has picked 430 wickets at an average of 27.95 and a strike rate of 59.7 in 168 Test bowling innings in his career.
First up, teammates past and present, who tweeted out their appreciation for Herath’s services to Sri Lankan cricket.
“Wishing @HerathRSL all the very best in his last test for @OfficialSLC . Last of the Togans who I had the pleasure of playing alongside. Truly a champion. Have fun #Toga 👍” wrote Mahela Jayawardene.
- “Wishing @HerathRSL aiya all the best in his last test appearance. Lucky enough to have played alongside. Stage is your champ! Look forward for a great show!!🤘
#KurunegalaLara” wrote Danushka Gunathilika.
“Best wishes @HerathRSL as you play your final test. It’s been an incredible journey filled with unforgettable moments of joy, heartbreak and glory. Yet through it all You played the game with grace and humility. Greatness sits firmly but lightly upon your shoulders” wrote Kumar Sangakkara.
“Wishing all de very best to @HerathRSL. Mis u on ur last test and mis u on my shoulders to carry you champion. Time to say gud bye to you. I know it’s hard but when the tyms up we have to face that reality. May god bless you” wrote Dhammika Prasad.
“The little Champ @HerathRSL Congratulations on a fabulous career and all the best to life after . One of the best as a player and person too. #Galle #SLVENG” wrote Russel Arnold.