He was among the leading run-getters of the ICC World Cup 2015. He was the leading run-getter in the All Stars League. He was also the leading run-getter in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Yes, we are talking about none other than Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara. Sangakkara, despite retiring, has been in a rich vein of form. He now gears up to represent the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League.
“It’s strange, now when you retire you’ve got more cricket probably than you did when you played for your country,” Sangakkara said on his arrival in Hobart. “In the old days when you stop, you stop, that’s it. But now there are so many opportunities and it actually helps because you keep in touch and you play at quite high levels when it comes to franchise cricket around the world.”
Sangakkara admitted that he signed up for the tournament to represent the Hurricanes when Hobart coach Damien Wright approached him during the 2014 T20 World Cup. “There were a few we were speaking to but Wrighty was the only one to take the time to really come and sit down and have a chat face to face and I think that goes a long way,” said Sangakkara.
“Hopefully the guns will be firing for the Hobart Hurricanes this season,” the leaner Sammy said, flexing his biceps for the cameras. “I feel really good fitness wise. Hopefully, the Hobart Hurricanes will reap the reward of all that training,” Sangakkara concluded.