The former Sri Lanka cricket team captain Mahela Jayawardene has said good bye to Test cricket. In a letter to the CEO of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board, Mr. Ashley De Silva, Mahela Jayawardene has announced his retirement after the South Africa-Pakistan Test series. Jaywardene, who had earleir retired from T20 cricket this March, will continue in One Day Internationals and will be available for the next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
He has played 145 tests and his tally of 11,493 runs shares the sixth spot, along with compatriot Kumar Sangakkara, on the list of the highest scorers in the conventional format of the game. He has also scored 33 test centuries, with a batting average of 50 runs + per innings.