When someone asks what is consistency, many people in the cricket world remembers Kumar Sangakarra’s name. The former Sri Lankan captain was the backbone of the team and the day he announced retirement, Sri Lanka started to struggle and the team still couldn’t comeback from that phase. Their ODI and Test ranking says it all. They are 8th in ODI and 7th in Test at the moment.
After taking retirement from International Cricket, Sangakkara joined Lancashire in England’s county cricket and he started from where he left. Sangakarra was consistent since day one for Lancashire and his consistency speaks for itself.
He scored 1491 with a staggering average of 106.50 including 8 hundreds. But everything comes to an end and so as Kumar Sangakarra’s cricket career. After spending a splendid season with the county team, Sangakkara has decided to call it it a day in first class cricket.
The former Sri Lankan captain played Cricket for 19 years and he was emotional as ever before announcing the retirement from first class cricket: “Undoubtedly I will miss this format a lot. Many cricketers have taken retirement from this format with a lot of regret. I regret little bit too. But the way I played and achieved many things, I am very happy.”
Sangakkara took retirement from Test cricket in 2015 and after that he joined county cricket. He played 134 tests and scored 12,400 runs with an average of 57.40. The legendary batsman scored 52 half centuries and 38 centuries.
It is no need to mention how badly the fans back in Sri Lanka misses their former captain, but now after taking retirement from first class cricket, the whole cricket world will miss the Sanga masterclass.