Sangakkara all set to retire after India’s tour
Sri Lanka’s most successful Test batsman with 12,305 runs in 132 matches, Kumar Sangakkara calls time on his international cricket career for Srilanka. Sangakkara said “I have decided to call it a day on my international career during the second Test of the Indian series”.
The Phenomenon from kandy who has lead Srilanka to two world cup finals added “This was the commitment I had made with the previous selection committee. I had originally planned to retire after the World Cup, but following discussions with the previous selectors, I gave the commitment that I will be available for these two series. At the same time I said that I would be unable to play six Test matches, but I could do four, and if that was okay, and I would give 100 percent of my commitment to these four Tests. Once they said this was okay, I decided that I would extend my career”.
On questions about where his final Test would be he said, “I am actually not sure where the venues are, I would love to choose where I am going to end, but that’s not going to be possible. I have to play wherever the matches are”. Wish Sanga could retire at Kandy his home town, but everything is unclear now.
Sangakkara will forever remain Srilanka’s favourite son for the diligence he showed towards his craft. His calmness and composure 0n and off field will certainly be missed.