Sri Lankan batman Kumar Sangakkara confirms that he will retire after the second Test against India at home. He also added that he won’t take part in the third Test against Pakistan.
This is my time to call it a day, Sangakkara said at the end of day 3 of the second Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. He also said that he promised the selectors that he will play only 4 Tests because of which he will skip the thrid test against Pakistan.
I wanted to retire after the World Cup, but was requested by the selectors to stay on. I agreed to play four more Tests. I will honour that agreement. I gave my word, so will stand by that. I don’t want to prolong my career for records. don’t want to extend my career for individual records. This is the time to go. I am going to miss playing for Sri Lanka a lot. I had the time of my life playing for Sri Lanka. I enjoyed playing every format but donning whites for Sri Lanka has been special. I can walk away happy that good days outweigh the disappointments, Sangakkara said.
Sangakara also urged the fans to keep supporting the current team under Angelo Mathews that has a huge potential. He concluded by saying There is a lot of talent and ability in the dressing room. Angelo is a fantastic cricketer and captain. He is the ideal man to lead Sri Lanka. I wish there will be real culture of fearless cricket. Give this team a period of a year and they will come a long way.