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Sri Lanka spinner Ajantha Mendis announces retirement

Sri Lanka right-arm off-spinner Ajantha Mendis has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

The 34-year-old has played 19 Tests with 70 wickets at an average of 34.77. In 87 ODIs, he claimed 152 wickets while also took 66 wickets in 39 T20Is.

His last ODI for Sri Lanka was in December 2015 against New Zealand in Christchurch.

The veteran spinner will be remembered for his contribution in the ICC 2011 Cricket World Cup where Sri Lanka reached the final, as well as his impressive display World T20 title win in 2014.

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