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England series could be his last

Herath considering hanging up his boots

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Veteran Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath has revealed that he might retire after playing against England later this year. The slow left-arm bowler has played in 90 Tests for his nation and has picked up 418 scalps.

And now, the legendary figure says that he is considering packing up his illustrious career after the conclusion of the England series that takes place in November this year.

Herath feels likes his time might be up and has apparently planned it all.

"Maybe my final series will be the England series later in the year," he told BBC Sinhala. "Following this South Africa series, there is another three months until the England series. For now, this is what I've planned for. There comes a time for every cricketer, when they have to stop playing. I think that time has come for me."

Herath added that he is happy with the fact that he has been able to play for so long but was most pleased with how he reacted while being snubbed by Sri Lanka for 7 years of his career.

"I'm really glad I've been able to play as long as I have," Herath said. "But the most important thing is that of those 18 years, I wasn't able to play for Sri Lanka for about seven of those years. I'm proud of what I was able to do in those seven years - the training I did, and the desire I had, especially."

Despite the fact that he made his debut in 1999 – and remains the only active international cricketer to have played in the 90s – most of his wickets have come in the last 9 years as his career peaked after 2009.

 

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