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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India tour of England 2018

Unfair to say India are dependent on Virat Kohli, says Kumar Sangakkara

England won the first two of the five Tests in Birmingham and Lord’s, with a worrying point about India’s batting being that Virat Kohli was the only batsman to score any runs.

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Kumar Sangakkara says has no ambitions to be next Imran Khan

Sri Lanka’s batting legend Kumar Sangakkara said that he had no intention of making a foray into politics after local media reported he was eyeing next year’s presidential elections.

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In time of emergency, Sri Lankan cricketers make their voices heard

A slew of former Sri Lankan captains have come together on social media to condemn the ethnic violence between Sinhalese Buddhists and minority Muslims that has sent the country into a state of emergency for the first time since the Civil War.

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PSL 2018: Kumar Sangakkara willing to travel to Pakistan for eliminators, Final

Former Sri Lanka captain and current Multan Sultans’ cricketer Kumar Sangakkara has agreed to take the flight to Pakistan for the PSL eliminator matches and the final.

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There should be a minimum pay bracket for Test cricketers, suggests Kumar Sangakkara

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has called for an introduction of a minimum match fee in Test cricket. He made the suggestion following plenty of youngsters opting for T20 cricket instead of Tests.

Virat Kohli scored over 600 runs in the tournament.

‘He’s a different class’: Kumar Sangakkara believes Virat Kohli will break his record next year

Virat Kohli has scored 2818 runs in 2017 across all three formats and has climbed up to the second position in ICC Test cricket batting rankings.

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.