‘Sangakkara can break my record’
Former Sri Lanka captain and wicket-keeper batsman, Kumar Sangakkara, who led the MCC team to Pakistan and scored a T20 fifty (at the age of 42 years 115 days) can break the world record, believes the present record holder Kaleem Shah.
On Wednesday, the first non-British president Sangakkara scored 52 runs against Multan Sultans team.
In last November, Mozambique’s Kaleem Shah hit 72* against Malawi when he was 43 year-219 days.
Speaking exclusively over telephone from Mozambique, the senior team captain Kaleem Shah said,
“If Sangakara breaks my record it will be a great honour for me that my name will be written with this legendary cricketer.”
Pakistani coach Misbah-ul-Haq had also registered a fifty in T-20 at the age of 42 plus.
“I am feeling great to see my name with legends.. Sangakara is the favourite player of millions including me too and I love him the most.”
“This record is definitely nothing for both legends but because of their names its really proud moment and proud feelings for me.”
“If it was only to score fifty or hundred then he can break any record but here luckily our age is helping us and both of us are playing so it will be very interesting how he carries forward.”
“My best wishes for him and just want to meet him as a friend,”Kaleem Shah signed off.
Interestingly, the captain Kaleem Shah had eight Under-19 players in his national side last year.
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