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Former Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera

Take pride in the fact that I represented Sri Lanka in 7 World Cups: Perera

ANI | , Colombo
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2021 06:53 PM IST
The former Sri Lanka ODI and T20I captain also said that this is also the right time for him to follow on his personal goals and family life.
File Photo of Thisara Perera.(Twitter)
File Photo of Thisara Perera.(Twitter)

Thisara Perera announces retirement from international cricket

ANI |
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 02:28 PM IST
Sri Lanka's all-rounder Thisara Perera on Monday announced his retirement from international cricket.
Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera(Twitter)
Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera(Twitter)

Thisara Perera becomes first Sri Lankan to hit six sixes an over - WATCH

UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2021 05:11 PM IST
Perera is the ninth cricketer in the world to have achieved this feat in professional cricket, after Garfield Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh, Ross Whiteley, Hazratullah Zazai, Leo Carter and recently Kieron Pollard.
File image of Darren Sammy.(PTI)
File image of Darren Sammy.(PTI)

‘My brother assured me he operated from place of love’: Darren Sammy after speaking to ‘one of the guys’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 10:38 AM IST
Sammy released a video on Monday on Instagram, in which he elaborated on his feelings when he got to know the meaning of the word he and Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera were called in the Sunrisers Hyderabad dressing room
File image of Darren Sammy and Irfan Pathan.(IPL)
File image of Darren Sammy and Irfan Pathan.(IPL)

‘Not aware of such things’: Irfan Pathan, Parthiv Patel open up on Darren Sammy’s racism allegations in IPL

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 05:06 PM IST
The allegations of racism have not been backed by Darren Sammy’s former teammates at IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad Irfan Pathan, Parthiv Patel and Venugopal Rao, who all said that they are unaware about any such instances.
Darren-Sammy Sunrisers-Hyderabad with his teammates during IPL(PTI)
Darren-Sammy Sunrisers-Hyderabad with his teammates during IPL(PTI)

Just learnt what it meant, now I’m angry: Darren Sammy says he faced racial comments during IPL

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 10:18 PM IST
Sammy, who is the only captain to have won the T20 World Cup twice - in 2012 and in 2016 - said he and Sri Lank all-rounder Thisara Perera were called as ‘kalu’ while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.
Colombo: Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera was brought back into the T20I squad.(AP)
Colombo: Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera was brought back into the T20I squad.(AP)

Sri Lanka bring back Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep in T20 squad against West Indies

Colombo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 07:20 PM IST
Sri Lanka retained the ODI squad with the exception of Dimuth Karunaratne who skippered the 50-overs team, but does not play in the shortest form of the game.
File image of Lasith Malinga(AP)
File image of Lasith Malinga(AP)

Lasith Malinga ready to quit after T20 debacle in India

Colombo | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2020 03:44 PM IST
He said Sri Lankan bowlers weren’t able to restrict opponents while the batsmen were incapable of putting up the 170 runs needed for a fighting chance in a match.
File image of Thisara Perera(PTI)
File image of Thisara Perera(PTI)

Thisara Perera joins Sri Lanka Army in Gajaba Regiment

Colombo | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 09:16 AM IST
The 30-year-old cricketer confirmed the news via Twitter and said that he accepted an invitation of Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva.
MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir.(Getty Images)
MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir.(Getty Images)

‘Would’ve easily got hundred,’ Gautam Gambhir blames MS Dhoni’s reminder for missed century in 2011 World Cup final

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 05:54 PM IST
Gautam Gambhir revealed that it was MS Dhoni who reminded him of being so close to the personal landmark, which in turn led to him playing a rash shot and get out.
India’s Rohit Sharma(PTI)
India’s Rohit Sharma(PTI)

ICC takes cheeky dig at Rohit Sharma on five-year anniversary of his world record 264 against Sri Lanka

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 02:03 AM IST
ICC reminded that Rohit Sharma was dropped on 4 by Sri Lanka fielder Thisara Perera at third man off the bowling Shaminda Eranga before going on to smash a world record 264 five years ago in November 13, 2014.
A file photo of former Pakistan cricketer Javed Miandad.(Getty Images)
A file photo of former Pakistan cricketer Javed Miandad.(Getty Images)

Javed Miandad slams Sri Lanka cricketers for opting out of Pakistan tour

Islamabad | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 03:41 PM IST
T20 skipper Lasith Malinga, former captains Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal, Suranga Lakmal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Thisara Perera, Akila Dhananjaya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera and Niroshan Dickwella have decided not to visit Pakistan.
Ramiz Raja during the MCC World Cricket committee press conference.(Action Images via Reuters)
Ramiz Raja during the MCC World Cricket committee press conference.(Action Images via Reuters)

Ramiz Raja slams Sri Lanka cricketers for opting out of Pakistan series

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 11:14 AM IST
T20I skipper Lasith Malinga and former captains Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera are among the player who have pulled out of the tour.
Lahiru Thirimanne will lead Sri Lanka in ODIs in Pakistan(REUTERS)
Lahiru Thirimanne will lead Sri Lanka in ODIs in Pakistan(REUTERS)

Lahiru Thirimanne, Dasun Shanaka to lead Sri Lanka on Pakistan tour

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2019 06:08 PM IST
The SLC has named squads comprising of players with relatively lesser experience, with uncapped batsman Minod Banuka set to make his debut in both ODI and T20I formats.
Lasith Malinga in action during the Twenty20 International match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand(Getty Images)
Lasith Malinga in action during the Twenty20 International match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand(Getty Images)

Pakistan minister blames India after top Sri Lankan players pull out of tour, says players threatened over IPL contracts

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 08:24 AM IST
Pakistan’s Science and Technology Minister Fawad Hussain Chaudhry said in a tweet that India has threatened the players from the island nation against participating in the upcoming series.
Representative Image.(AP)
Representative Image.(AP)

Ten Sri Lankans opt out of Pakistan cricket tour over security fears

Colombo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 08:28 AM IST
Following a militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus during a Test match in Lahore in March 2009, a majority of international teams have refused to tour the South Asian country.
Representative image: File image of Sri Lankan players celebrating after the fall of a wicket during a match.(AFP)
Representative image: File image of Sri Lankan players celebrating after the fall of a wicket during a match.(AFP)

Few Sri Lankan cricketers reluctant to tour Pakistan: Report

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 05:14 PM IST
According to a report in the website of Pakistan’s Urdu news channel Express News, the tour was finalised after a long discussion between the two cricket boards.
Lasith Malinga will lead Sri Lanka in the upcoming T20I series against New Zealand(AP)
Lasith Malinga will lead Sri Lanka in the upcoming T20I series against New Zealand(AP)

Lasith Malinga to lead revamped Sri Lanka T20 side with 9 changes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 03:30 PM IST
Malinga, who retired from ODIs last month, will lead a revamped Sri Lankan side. As many as nine members of the squad who were part of the their last T20I series against South Africa have been shown the door
Lasith Malinga celebrates the wicket of Bangladeshi batsman Tamim Iqbal.(AP)
Lasith Malinga celebrates the wicket of Bangladeshi batsman Tamim Iqbal.(AP)

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh highlights, 1st ODI in Colombo: Sri Lanka win by 91 runs in Malinga’s last ODI match

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 10:47 PM IST
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Catch all the action of the first ODI between the two Asian rivals at the R.Premadasa Stadium through our highlights.
File image of players of Sri Lankan cricket team celebrating after the fall of a wicket.(AP)
File image of players of Sri Lankan cricket team celebrating after the fall of a wicket.(AP)

Sri Lanka name 22-man squad for Bangladesh ODIs

Colombo | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 08:42 PM IST
The first of the three one-day internationals will be played on July 26, the second two days later and the final match on July 31.
Australia's David Warner (L) and captain Aaron Finch.(AFP)
Australia's David Warner (L) and captain Aaron Finch.(AFP)

ICC World Cup 2019, Australia vs Sri Lanka: Top five player battles - Warner faces Malinga challenge

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 08:07 PM IST
As for Sri Lanka, their last two contests were called off due to rain and they will look to kick-start their campaign by getting the better of the defending champions.
Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera is congratulated by his team mates after taking the wicket of Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi(AP)
Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera is congratulated by his team mates after taking the wicket of Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi(AP)

ICC World Cup 2019: Sri Lanka’s experienced bowling unit key to victory, says Thisara Perera

Cardiff | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 09:44 PM IST
Relieved with the win, Karunaratne admitted that the batting department needs improvement.
Sri Lanka's Nuwan Pradeep (2L) celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of Afghanistan's Rashid Khan(AFP)
Sri Lanka's Nuwan Pradeep (2L) celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of Afghanistan's Rashid Khan(AFP)

ICC World Cup 2019: Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 34 runs - Watch highlights

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 09:47 PM IST
Chasing a revised target of 187 from a maximum 21 overs, Afghanistan slumped from 34-0 to 57-5 then battled back through a 64-run stand between Gulbadin Naib (23) and Najibullah Zadran (43).
South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I in Centurion: Proteas win series despite Udana heroics - As it happened(AP)
South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I in Centurion: Proteas win series despite Udana heroics - As it happened(AP)

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I in Centurion: Proteas win series despite Udana heroics - As it happened

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2019 09:28 AM IST
Catch all the action of the second T20I between South Africa and Sri Lanka through our live commentary.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI in Centurion: Proteas thump visitors - As it happened(AP)
South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI in Centurion: Proteas thump visitors - As it happened(AP)

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI in Centurion: Proteas thump visitors - As it happened

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2019 11:56 PM IST
South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Catch all the highlights from the second ODI between South Africa and Sri Lanka through our live commentary
File image of Lasith Malinga and Thisara Perera.(AFP)
File image of Lasith Malinga and Thisara Perera.(AFP)

Thisara Perera asks Sri Lanka Cricket to intervene after social media altercation with Lasith Malinga’s wife

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2019 01:37 PM IST
Tanya Perera, Malinga’s wife, allegedly accused Thisara of asking Sri Lanka’s sports minister help for securing his place in the Sri Lanka team in a Facebook post, earlier this month. Perera defended himself by showing his excellent ODI record in 2018. But after another alleged post directed towards him, Perera decided to write a letter to the SLC CEO.
File photo of Shahid Afridi.(Twitter)
File photo of Shahid Afridi.(Twitter)

Shahid Afridi’s bizarre dismissal in BPL - watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2019 06:06 PM IST
Shahid Afridi may have retired from international cricket but he continues his proclivity for bizarre on the cricket field
New Zealand won the third ODI against Sri Lanka by 115 runs.(AFP)
New Zealand won the third ODI against Sri Lanka by 115 runs.(AFP)

Martin Guptill catch helps New Zealand sweep ODI series against Sri Lanka

Wellington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2019 11:47 AM IST
Guptill’s fingertip catch taken above his head and at full stretch to remove Thisara Perera for 80 came at a pivotal moment in the chase, leaving the visitors on 244 for six in the 39th over and needing 121 more runs to win.
Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera celebrates scoring a century (100 runs) during the second one-day international cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Bay Oval.(AFP)
Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera celebrates scoring a century (100 runs) during the second one-day international cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Bay Oval.(AFP)

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Centurion Thisara Perera joins elite list after Bay Oval blitz

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 06:45 PM IST
Despite his heroics, New Zealand wrapped up the one-day series with a 21-run victory in the second ODI at Mount Maunganui.
Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera celebrates scoring a century (100 runs) during the second one-day international cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on January 5, 2019(AFP)
Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera celebrates scoring a century (100 runs) during the second one-day international cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on January 5, 2019(AFP)

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Thisara Perera’s 140 in vain as New Zealand snatch ODI series

Mount Maunganui | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 03:17 PM IST
Perera made 58 in a 75-run stand with Lasith Malinga for the eighth wicket, and scored 45 of the 51 runs for the ninth wicket with Lakshan Sandakan.
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