Kumar Sangakkara announces his retirement plans

Shashi / 09 March 2015

Kumar Sangakkara, the Veteran Sri Lankan batsman has announced his retirement from Test Cricket after the series against India in August later this year. Sangakkara, who is currently 37 in terms of age has already retired from the limited overs cricket. Sangakkara said that there are Test Matches in July and August and after that, he will retire from Tests.

The ongoing World Cup will be Sangakkara’s last World Cup and he will no longer play ODIs after the World Cup. Earlier, Sangakkara retired on a high from T20s, after he led Sri Lanka to their first T20 World Cup title in 2014.

Sangakkara, who is currently 37 years of age and will play his final ODI in the ongoing World Cup tournament of 2015, will be quitting the shortest format of the game after winning the World T20 last year.

Sangakkara has already hit 3 centuries in the ongoing World Cup and has become the 2nd batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to score 14 thousand runs in ODIs.

Currently, Sangakkara has played 130 Tests and is the 5th leading run scorer in Tests, behind Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis and Rahul Dravid. Sangakkara has 12, 203 runs currently in his bag of Test match runs.

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