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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.


IPL 2022: Bowlers availability a big confidence booster for Rajasthan Royals, says Kumar Sangakkara

April 01, 2022 3:13 pm

Boasting one of the best attacks of IPL-15 in Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal, the Royals began their campaign in style, crushing Sunrisers Hyderabad by 61 runs.

With two best spinners in IPL and competent squad, Kumar Sangakkara confident of turnaround

March 17, 2022 2:42 pm

He also paid tribute to former Royals captain Shane Warne, who passed away earlier this month.

Kumar Sangakkara says Sanju's retention was no-brainer, he is Rajasthan Royals' long-term leader

December 02, 2021 1:17 pm

Having appointed Samson as their captain before the 2021 season, the Royals have chosen the batter as the first retained player for Rs 14 crore.

Ben Stokes takes mental health break; Kumar Sangakkara and others offer support

August 01, 2021 5:33 pm

Prior to Stokes, Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles had also opted out of games to focus on their mental well-being

One in top four has to score big: Kumar Sangakkara

April 23, 2021 1:34 pm

Rajasthan have managed just one win from four matches so far. The most recent debacle came against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday night as they went down by 10 wickets in a lop-sided contest.

Bouncer is a critical part of the sport, believes Kumar Sangakkara

February 20, 2021 8:30 am

Kumar Sangakkara, who is the president of the Marylebone Cricket Club, says suggestion of banning short ball in junior cricket unwise even as lawmakers of the sport discuss its future.

Kumar Sangakkara joins Rajasthan Royals as director of cricket

January 24, 2021 4:28 pm

Kumar Sangakkara first graced the IPL in its inaugural season back in 2008, and started with a stylish fifty on debut against MS Dhoni’s CSK.

Sangakkara backs Ganguly for ICC top post, says 'astute brain' makes him suitable candidate

July 26, 2020 11:34 am

Kumar Sangakkara has backed Sourav Ganguly for the ICC chairman's post, saying the BCCI president's "astute cricket brain" and vast experience as an administrator make him a "very suitable" candidate for the role.

Kumar Sangakkara feels 'disappointed, amused' on being questioned over 2011 World Cup final fixing claims

July 25, 2020 7:52 am

After Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Sri Lanka’s former sports minister, had claimed that the 2011 World Cup final was fixed, Kumar Sangakkara was interrogated for hours before the probe was called off.

Skin colour isn't the only basis of discrimination: Kumar Sangakkara

July 22, 2020 8:54 pm

"We are all taught to love our country but sometimes we follow it blindly and that stops us from appreciating other cultures, other countries, other races, other religions," said Kumar Sangakkara.


Kumar Sangakkara's emotional moments with wife Yehali and family at felicitation ceremony after second Test

August 24, 2015 7:56 pm

Kumar Sangakkara signs off from international cricket after the second Test against India in Colombo.

At scenic Galle, Kumar Sangakkara gets perfect farewell

August 15, 2015 9:03 pm

Kumar Sangakkara played his final Test at Galle against India on Saturday.