Chaminda Vaas has officially announced his retirement from Test cricket.

Chaminda Vaas To Retire From Test Cricket
Last Updated: 2009-07-20T10:05:54+05:30
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Chaminda Vaas To Retire From Test Cricket
Chaminda Vaas
Chaminda Vaas
Sri Lankan fast bowler Chaminda Vaas will retire from Test cricket after the third match against Pakistan in Colombo starting on Monday.
Vaas announced his retirement plan here on Sunday, but said he will continue to play One-day Internationals and Twenty20 cricket till the 2011 World Cup.
"I am officially retiring from Test cricket after the third Test against Pakistan, but will continue playing one-day and Twenty20 matches till the 2011 World Cup," Vaas said.
Vaas has been a successful bowler for Sri Lanka. He made his debut against Pakistan in 1994 and went on to take 354 wickets in 110 Tests in his 15 years of cricket career. He is the second highest wicket taker for the island country after Muttiah Muralitharan, who has claimed 770 wickets in 127 Tests.
Vaas has scored 3085 runs in Test matches which includes a century against Bangladesh.
Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara admired the pacer's achievements, calling him a "legend".
"He is a true champion and probably the only Sri Lankan fast bowler who can be called a true legend of the game," he said.
"No matter who replaces Vaas in the bowling attack, they will take years to reach the standards he has set."

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