Aakash Chopra, a former Indian batsman, expressed surprise at Wanindu Hasaranga’s decision to retire from Test cricket. This week, the leg-spinner for Sri Lanka shocked the cricketing world by declaring his retirement from the longest format of the game at the age of 26.
According to sources, Wanindu Hasaranga made the decision to end her Test career in order to play in more franchise cricket competitions. Wanindu Hasaranga is a highly sought-after player for T20 teams and has prior experience playing in the Pakistan Super League, Bangladesh Premier League, Indian Premier League, ILT20, and Lanka Premier League. Additionally, he has contracts to play in Major League Cricket and The Hundred.
Wanindu Hasaranga, an important player of Sri Lanka’s limited-overs squads, did not participate in many Test matches. In 2020, he made his debut in the game’s longest format, and in 2021, he completed his quartet of Test matches. He has, however, participated in 48 ODIs and 58 T20Is for his nation.
The choice made by Wanindu Hasaranga left Aakash Chopra speechless:
Wanindu Hasaranga’s decision to stop playing in Tests at the age of 26 was met with shock, which Aakash Chopra could not conceal. He noted that a number of players, including Trent Boult and Alex Hales, recently chose to play for their franchise teams rather than their national teams.
Wanindu Hasaranga has stated he is not interested in playing Test cricket. Even though he is only 26 years old, he has abandoned Test cricket. What do you have to say? Is that proper or improper? Alex Hales and Trent Boult have not yet signed a contract. What is going on in cricket worldwide? In a video uploaded to his YouTube page, Aakash Chopra said.
He is without a doubt a fantastic player in T20 cricket. He is undoubtedly Sri Lanka’s top player in white-ball cricket, but he has stated that he does not want to play Test cricket and will instead concentrate on white-ball cricket, the author continued.
The decision made by Wanindu Hasaranga was respected, but Aakash Chopra said that players should have the freedom to choose how they wish to support themselves and guarantee their future.