Kumar Sangakkara retired from worldwide cricket with a mountain of runs. Other than being one of many most interesting wicket-keeper batsmen within the recreation, he was additionally a terrific chief, main Sri Lanka to the ultimate of the 2009 ICC WT20 and 2011 ICC World Cup. His unlucky runs of losses in ICC event finals got here to an finish in 2014 when he was a part of the group that beat India to win the 2014 ICC WT20.
Together with former captain Mahela Jayawardene, the left-handed batsman fashioned the core of Sri Lanka’s batting for a very good decade. Many believed Sangakkara nonetheless had some years left in him of top of the range worldwide cricket when he referred to as time on his profession.
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His tally of 12,400 runs in Check cricket at a median of 57.40 places him on the sixth spot within the record of all time highest run-getters within the longest format. He additionally has 14,234 runs in 404 ODIs, which is second solely to the nice Sachin Tendulkar.
This with none doubt proves that Sangakkara was one of many most interesting batsmen of contemporary day cricket. However even the most effective of batsmen have their weaknesses and there are some bowlers who hassle them greater than the others.
Sangakkara, who’s now the president of the Marylebone Cricket Membership, hosted a Q&A session with followers lately and he was requested in regards to the bowlers he discovered most tough to face. The Sri Lankan named two left arm pacemans who’re fellow Asian. Pakistan legend Wasim Akram and Indian World Cup winner Zaheer Khan have been the 2 names ‘Sanga’ took.
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“Wasim Akram, was a nightmare to face. Zaheer Khan I confronted many occasions and was extraordinarily tough additionally,” he mentioned
Requested to call the bowler he discovered most tough as a wicket-keeper, he took the identify of former Sri Lanka spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan.
“Behind the stumps it will be Murali. He was extraordinarily tough to maintain to along with his variation and switch, and the climate circumstances in Sri Lanka made it a check of each psychological and bodily health. So he can be primary,: Sangakkara mentioned.