Sri Lankan secret spinner Ajantha Mendis who took the world by a tempest with his ‘carrom ball‘ has said farewell to all types of cricket at the ready age of 34. Mendis last played for Sri Lanka on December 26, 2015, against New Zealand in Christchurch.
Ajantha Mendis reported his entry on the world stage with a spell of 6/13 against India in the Asia Cup 2008 last, tricking the restriction star batsmen with his mystery balls. Later that year and against a similar restriction,
Ajantha Mendis broke the record of the most wickets taken in a 3-Test debut arrangement by picking an astounding 26 wickets. Mendis later proceeded to turn into the quickest ever to 50 ODI wickets and till date remains the main bowler to take 6-wicket-pulls in T20s twice.
Another special record that Mendis still holds is being the main bowler in the game’s history to have picked 6-wicket-pulls in all the 3 configurations of the game.
On the whole, Ajantha Mendis played 19 Tests taking 70 wickets at a normal of 34.77. In 87 ODIs Mendis picked 152 scalps while likewise getting 66 wickets in 39 T20Is