“#ThankYouSanga” Cricket World & Twitter Hails SriLankan Cricket Legend On Retirement
Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara, better known as Kumar Sangakkara is a former SriLankan Cricketer, he is stated as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He has also captained the side and contributed to the team’s performance with his terrific wicket-keeping. Sangakkara is also depicted as the “most polished and prudent of batsmen.”
Sangakkara started his test career on 20 July 2000 against South Africa when he was 22 years old; he made his one day debut against Pakistan. In 2009, he became the captain of Srilankan Cricket team when Mahela Jayawardene stepped down from captaincy “in the best interests of the Sri Lankan team.”
Kumar Sangakkara with AB de Villiers has conquered the number One spot in the ICC Test batting rankings for more than a decade, on 12th August, 2015 he was at the spot of number five.
In June 2015, Sangakkara made it public that he will take retirement from the International Cricket after the second test match against India that will be played in August.
Here's a pic of #TeamIndia skipper @imVkohli's message to @KumarSanga2 #ThankYouSanga pic.twitter.com/iMKOHKd99P
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 2015
Well played @KumarSanga2. You have been a terrific ambassador for the game & a thorough gentleman. Warm welcome to the club of the Retired!
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 23, 2015
The End of a golden era. …The final walk back… well done @KumarSanga2 It's gone very quite here in Colombo pic.twitter.com/eSlEmqKzNe
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) August 23, 2015
Look forward to @KumarSanga2 become PM of Sri Lanka one day! Well played on and off the field!
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) August 24, 2015
Guard of honor by the indian cricket team as @KumarSanga2 leaves the field as a player fr 1 last time #ThankYouSanga pic.twitter.com/B4RAnQPysY
— Maya (@Sharanyashettyy) August 23, 2015
India Won by huge margin but @KumarSanga2 took away the hearts. #ThankYouSanga U gave us many B'ful moments https://t.co/AKUeTKVu31
— Sumit (@_SumitMishra) August 24, 2015
A gentleman beyond the game well played @KumarSanga2 you are legend thank u for memories🙏✌️👌
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) August 23, 2015
Heartiest Congratulations to @KumarSanga2 champion ckter,a career one can only dream of, every left hander including me wanted2bat like u
— Kartik Murali (@kartikmurali) August 23, 2015
Very organised & neat with his cricket was Kumar Sangakkara,for someone who is extremely messy at home according to his wife, Yehali.
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) August 24, 2015
One of the best batsmen in the history of cricket
The game of cricket won't be the same w/o you pic.twitter.com/FKp2XZH396
— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) August 23, 2015
Congrats @KumarSanga2 on an outstanding career. It was a pleasure playing against & with you mate.Have a fulfilling retired life:) #Legend
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 23, 2015
An outstanding career of an outstanding player comes to an end. Well played Kumar Sangakkara. @KumarSanga2
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 23, 2015
RVCJ Team also heartily thanks Sangakkara for a memorable journey in the Cricket world and entertaining us all through these years.
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