The Sri Lankan fast bowler, known for his blond-tinted hair and distinctive slingshot action, received a guard of honour from his teammates at a packed R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Bowler Lasith Malinga claims the man of the match honours after taking four wickets in Sri Lanka's 20-run win over Cricket World Cup hosts England in Leeds.
Australia captain Aaron Finch and pace bowler Mitchell Starc stole the show as the World Cup holders eased to an 87-run win over Sri Lanka at the Oval on Saturday.
New Zealand made a flying start to their World Cup campaign as paceman Matt Henry struck three times in a 10-wicket trashing of woeful Sri Lanka.
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