Ranasinghe Arachchige Suranga Lakmal, aged 35, who made his international debut in 2009, was given a guard of honor by his Sri Lanka teammates as he walked off of the pitch during India’s second innings. Suranga Lakmal was also applauded by Indian head coach Rahul Dravid and former Indian captain Virat Kohli as he walked off the field for the last time in international cricket.

The Sri Lankan bowler, has indicated that the India series would be his last for the country and that he will retire shortly after. The Indian team’s head coach, Rahul Dravid, and batter, Virat Kohli were spotted congratulating Lakmal on his career after the completion of India’s second innings in the Bengaluru D/N Test. Lakmal represented Sri Lanka in 69 Tests, collecting 170 wickets at an average of 36.4. He is a key member of the Lankan speed attack, and his absence will create a big hole in the assault. In India’s first innings, Lakmal bowled just eight overs because of the shifting surface in Bengaluru, where he took the wicket of Ravindra Jadeja. He bowled 10 overs in the second innings and gave up 34 runs without getting a wicket.

Other Sri Lankan bowlers also struggled against India’s powerful batting lineup, resulting in Sri Lanka being set a large goal of 447 runs to chase in the pink-ball Test match, resulting in a series tie.