The former Sri Lanka cricketer Kumar Sangakkara is one of the best left-handed batsmen, the game of cricket has witnessed. During his 15 years of cricketing career, the elegant-looking southpaw registered many records. The most illustrious of all was the four consecutive centuries in ODI cricket which he achieved during the 2015 ICC World Cup.
Sangakkara reveals interesting details
Since making his debut in 2000, Kumar Sangakkara has brought a number to laurels for his country. Among all, winning the 2014 World T20 was the most significant. He also led Sri Lanka to the finals of the 2011 World Cup final before losing out to India at the Wankhede Stadium. Sangakkara has represented his country in all the formats playing 134 Tests, 404 ODIs, and 56 T20I matches scoring almost 28000 runs in total. Moreover, he was one of the champion wicket-keeper and had a excellent reflex behind the stumps.
Post-retirement, Kumara Sangakkara has taken up commentary and is currently in England busy with his commitments for the World Cup. Recently, he featured in ESPNCricinfo’s 25 Questions segment in which he touched upon some unknown facts of his life and career. The first question shot at Sangakkara was who he thinks can break his rare feat of four consecutive ODI hundred. The former cricketer was not all hesitant in naming India skipper Virat Kohli as the top contender to break this record.
Meanwhile, the current top-ranked ODI batsman has made a habit of breaking records and landmarks. His consistency has grown with each passing game and recently crossed the 11000 ODI runs mark. Quite rightly, Virat Kohli leaves the other peers back to be the frontrunner to break this feat.
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After his international retirement, Kumar Sangakkara has been a globetrotter playing franchise-based T20 league all over the world. He led Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL and has also featured in CPL and BBL. Sangakkara revealed that he had most of the fun while playing in CPL for the Jamaica Tallawahs.
“The IPL is great entertainment and the CPL, the Jamaica Tallawahs would be the most fun I ever had playing,” Sangakkara said.