Colombo: If the reports of the Srilanka’s National media are to be believed, Srilanka’s Ace Batsmen Kumara Sangakkara will retire after the completion of the first Test against India, in Srilanka. The renowned player of Srilanka, Sangakkara was expected to play the India vs Srilanka test series. However, Kumara Sangankkara has communicated to the board of his decision to play three more tests only.
Sangakkara expressed to the Cricket Board of Srilanka, about his commitments to the Sussex, a English county team. The wicketkeeper Batsmen will only play three more tests of which two will be against Pakistan. Hence, tactically the last Test of the batsmen will be against the India in the month of August. The Srilankan Cricket Board might allot its first test to Sangakkara’s home ground, Kandy to bid him a farewell in front of his home crowd.
Kumara Sangakkara is the Srilanka’s highest Test runs scorer with 12,203 runs at an average of 58.33 in 130 tests. The Classic Batsman made his debut against Srilanka at Galle, in the year 2000. He is the second player, after Sir Don Bradman to score 11 double centuries in Test Cricket. Sir Bradman has the record of scoring 12 double centuries in Test Cricket.
Kumara Sangakkara has earlier, bid farewell to his T20 international career by guiding his team to the 2014 world cup. He has also quit the limited over game after the 2015 Worldcup this year. Kumara Sangakkara, scored four consecutive hundreds in the recently concluded worldcup, the Cricbuzz reports.