Former Sri Lanka skipper Thisara Perera announced his retirement from international cricket on Monday, ahead of a white-ball tournament against Bangladesh, reports AFP. The 32-year-old all-rounder -- who captained his country in the limited-over formats -- told Sri Lanka Cricket, the governing body of the sport in the country, that he was stepping down to clear the way for youngsters. Perera has played 166 ODIs and scored 2,338 runs. He has also taken 175 ODI wickets, conceding 5,740 runs. In the shortest form of the game, he has played 84 matches and scored 1,204 runs and taken 51 wickets for 1,717 runs. He played his last Test match in 2012.