Former Sri Lanka captain & batsman Kumar Sangakkara to bid adieu to first-class cricket:- Not too long ago Sri Lankan cricket great Kumara Sangakkara bid adieu to international cricket. He had a terrific run with the bat in the 2015 cricket world cup, scoring three successive centuries. However his plan of retiring after the 2015 cup did not change. His career ended on a high note.
Kumar Sangakkara Twenty20 commitments will take him through to 2018, but his time in the longer format is almost over.
Kumar Sangakkara has announced that he will call curtains on his first-class cricket in September at the end of England”s county championship season. He will be turning 40 soon.
“It”s the last time I”ll play a four-day game here. I”ll be 40 in a few months, this is about the end of my time in county cricket. “You try to fight the inevitable but you need to get out while you”re ahead,” the 39-year-old Kumar Sangakkara told the BBC.
He said that the upcoming 4 day game for Surrey will be his final first class game. However, he will be playing T20 cricket for another year. He scored a century for Surrey in his previous game. Whats astonishing is that he has scored over 1000 First Class runs for Surrey.
Kumar Sangakkara, who retired from Test cricket in 2015 with 12,400 runs, is standing fifth in the list of all-time Test run scorers averaging more than 57 runs across 134 Tests besides also notching up 11 double centuries.