Kumar Sangakkara the one of the best batsman in the cricket world has decided to go on retirement after the forthcoming Indian tour in Sri Lanka. But the exact date was not mentioned as the match schedules are not fixed yet.
Sangakkara, 37 spoke with the media people during the second Test match against the Pakistan team at the P. Saravanamuthu stadium, Colombo. “This is my time to call it a day. I wanted to retire after the World Cup, but was requested by the selectors to stay on. I agreed to play four more Tests. I will honour that agreement. I gave my word, so will stand by that.”
As per him he is not behind records so he wants to go on with his plan of hanging all his gears from the Test matches and so on.
He told “I don’t want to prolong my career for records, I don’t want to extend my career for individual records. This is the time to go.”
He is one of the top player of T20, one day matches and test matches. He not only made history with his bat. He is one of the best wicket keeper who did spelindid work behind the wicket. He is loved by all his countrymen. And he is the dream hero of all the Sri Lanka youngsters who love cricket.
This left-hander is the current world leading Test run-getter is with 12,305 runs and 38 centuries.He stand behind Sachin Tendulkar’s Test tally of 15,921 runs and 51 centuries. Kumar Sangakars is with 11 of 200-plus scores are just one short of Australian legend Don Bradman’s record of 12.
He retired from T20 cricket after winnning the World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh last year for Sri Lanka. He said bye to one day matches after the recent World Cup matches and there he smashed four consecutive centuries.
When asked why he got this idea? Sangakkara said, “My father asked me a couple of years ago ‘don’t you think it’s time to think of retirement? But it struck home that it was time to think of the future.”