Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakarra made his debut for Sri Lanka in 2000 while he was still a law student. He since became a mainstay behind the stumps and proved his credentials as a batsmen for all three formats. The cut and the pull came naturally to him and with growing confidence, he became a more assured front-foot player as well. Sangakkara has refined the belligerence, combining a suave exterior with cutting asides and sharp sledges from behind the stumps. He alongwith Mahela Jayawardene carried the Sri Lankan innings on numerous occasions, most famously putting up 624 runs for the third wicket, pulverizing a South African bowling attack that had the likes of Dale Steyn and Makhaya Ntini. Sangakkara scored 287 runs while Jayawardene scored 374. Sangakarra became captain after Jayawerdene relinquished the role.
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PSL 2017: Chris Gayle, Kumar Sangakkara released by Karachi Kings

In the final PCB list of players who have been released by their franchisees, Karachi Kings have released Chris Gayle, Kumar Sangakkara and Kieron Pollard.

Rohit Sharma is ‘graceful and devasting’, says Kumar Sangakkara

Rohit Sharma’s match-winning performance in the final ODI has received recognition from Kumar Sangakkara.

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Kumar Sangakkara calls time on first-class career, goes out on a high

Kumar Sangakkara says he is retiring from first-class cricket at the perfect time after a remarkable English county championship season with Surrey.

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Hardik Pandya a ‘very special player’, says Kumar Sangakkara

Hardik Pandya, who is doing his best to become the all-rounder India has yearned for a while now, received recognition from Kumar Sangakkara for his match-winning knock in the third ODI against Australia.

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Sourav Ganguly invites Kumar Sangakkara for Jagmohan Dalmiya Memorial lecture

Sourav Ganguly has invited batting great Kumar Sangakkara to deliver Jagmohan Dalmiya Memorial Lecture ahead of the India-Sri Lanka Test series in November.

This day that year: Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara share record stand

On this day in 2006, Sri Lankan batting pair of Mahela Jayawardene set the World record partnership in Test cricket, as their partnership finished on 624 runs.

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PHONE SMASH! Kumar Sangakkara’s six smashes fan’s phone

Kumar Sangakkara continued with his sublime form when he scored 70 runs off 42 deliveries for Surrey against Middlesex at Lord’s. He scored three maximums but one of his sixes smashed the mobile phone of a spectator.

Misbah-ul-Haq, Kumar Sangakkara set to play for MCC against Afghanistan

Misbah-ul-Haq to join the likes of Kumar Sangakkara and Shivnarine Chanderpaul as the star-studded MCC prepare to play against Afghanistan on July 11 at the Lord’s. Brendon McCullum will be leading the MCC team while Younis Khan withdrew from the fixture.

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Kumar Sangakkara’s record-breaking run with Surrey continues, races to 1000 runs

Kumar Sangakkara, in eleven innings, has already hit six hundreds and accumulated 1086 runs at a staggering average of 108.6 for Surrey. Gentle reminder: he retired from Test cricket two years ago.

India vs Pakistan Final, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India-Pakistan contest is going to be psychological, says Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara feels both, India and Pakistan, will be keen to bowl if they win the toss. India loves chasing and Pakistan will really want to deny it that comfort. He also added that India will be very confident going into the game.

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Weeks after retirement, Kumar Sangakkara smashes 166 against Nottinghamshire

Courtesy his knock, Surrey managed to post a stiff total of 300/5 in the alotted 50 overs.

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Rise of the new

Sri Lanka series marked the arrival of an Indian cricket team more confident and more hungry for opportunity

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About Sport And War

Sangakkara reintroduced the indomitable spirit of Sri Lankan cricket to the world.

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We will try to beat you again in the next game: Retiring Kumar Sangakkara to Virat Kohli & Co.

Kumar Sangakkara said that he can’t ask for anything more than tough cricket and India over the years have been Sri Lanka’s toughest opponents.

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Kumar Sangakkara underachieved in his international career: Kshema Sangakkara

Special to The Indian Express: Retiring great’s father, first coach & harshest critic KSHEMA SANGAKKARA writes his son had skills to do better that what he did.