Jayasuriya farewell proves an anti-climax

London: Sri Lankan cricket legend Sanath Jayasuriya`s controversial farewell to his international career ended in disappointing fashion here as he made just two runs in the first ODI against England.

The former captain and now a Sri Lankan lawmaker – who will be 42 tomorrow - was controversially selected for the one-day leg of Sri Lanka`s tour of England following political pressure to ensure he received a fitting send-off from the international game.

However, he said he would only play in last Saturday`s Twenty20 and the first one day international yesterday.

Jayasuriya - a member of the 1996 World Cup winning side - took a wicket in England`s innings but any thoughts of a glorious innings to bring the curtain down on his career was swiftly terminated when he was caught by Eoin Morgan off Tim Bresnan.

However, he was given a standing ovation as he left the pitch.

PTI

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