Kumar Sangakkara Retirement: A Prolific Career – News


Kumar Sangakkara Retirement News – Kumar Sangakkara, One of the best Batsmen ever played the game is all set to retire from Cricket and we discuss the reasons which make him equally good as Sachin Tendulkar or Don Bradman.

Kumar Sangakkara Retires: Elegant Lefty to play his Swan Song Match

Kumar Sangakkara last match
Kumar Sangakkara Retirement

Cricket has been played for more than 100 Years now and the game as enjoyed the service of some real genuine Legends and one of them is all set to leave this Gentlemenโ€™s game after a surreal career. Kumar Sangakkara, the Sri Lankan Wicket Keeper/ Batsman will be playing his last international match against India at Colombo and he would end his glorious career which has provided some blistering and rapturous memory to his nation and every follower of the Game.

Kumar Sangakkaraโ€™s Phenomenal Career

Kumar Sangakkara began his career 15 Year back in his country at Galle and since then Left Hander has epitomised elegance and consistency with his performance for his National side. The Lankan Batsman is at par with cricket greats and has scored 12,350 Runs in 133 Test Matches with the highest average of 57.71 after Sir Don Bradman. Popularly known as Sanga, Sangakkara has 38 century and 11 Double Centuries to his kitty. The number of Double Tons by Sanga is second to Sir Don Bradman and he has one game to emulate Bradmanโ€™s Record. Sangakkara holds record for highest partnership in test cricket of 624 Runs with Mahela Jayawardena against South Africa. Sangakkara proved his mettle not only in Home Conditions but also in alien conditions and his statistics are sure proving of his records. Sanga averages 55 outside Sri Lanka and 61 at his home. Add his wicket keeping to this tremendous record and he becomes of the rare gems of the games.

Kumar Sangakkara Test Career (Before his last Match):

  • Matches – 133
  • Runs โ€“ 12,350
  • Average โ€“ 57.71
  • Tons โ€“ 38
  • Double Tons โ€“ 11
Kumar Sangakkara Retirement-

Sangakkara retired from T20 Cricket and ODI Cricket previously at acme of his form as he managed to win World T20 Title for his country in his last match where he Scored unbeaten 52 against India in 2014 while he ended his ODI career by being the highest run getter in World Cup 2015 and created a record of 4 Consecutive centuries in a World Cup Event, his last 5 innings in ODI cricket had 4 Tons and I wonder why he retired!

Sangakkara Praised by Indian Team and Sachin Tendulkar-

Sangakkara would always remain a great ambassador of the Gentlemenโ€™s game. His prolific career and his deed of and on the field would always inspire people to achieve great heights in their sporting journey. Team India, Sri Lankan Players and our own Legend, Sachin Tendulkar praised Sanga for his contribution to Cricket and more praises would be awaiting Kumarโ€™s way once he closes to his last appearance at the pitch.

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