Dubai; David Richardson chief executive of International Cricket Council (ICC) pays heriot (tribute) to former Sri Lankan Captain Kumar Sangakkara who retires from International cricket on Monday.
By scoring overall total of 28,016 runs throughout all the three formats by putting himself in the top level of players and evergreens the game. Merely considering his contribution off the field, carrying the heavy weights of hope of ardent (passionate) Sri Lankan supporters, along with the great class, he did his batting, Richardson said in release.
Regarding by respect his teammates emphasizes the fact that Sangakkara was asked out to deliver the prestigious 2011 MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture of becoming the first energetic player to do so. From 2007 to 2015 Kumar was also an esteem member of ICC Cricket Committee, he added.
Stepping off the Oval for the final time, we wish Kumar and his family well and thanking him for his extraordinary contribution in the game.
Sangakkara became the first player to score 150 or more in four successful Test Matches during 2007, who just rose as a second player (after Graham Gooch) in February 2014, to score triple century and a century in the same test.
Played 134 tests in his 15 year international career, with 12,400 runs for Sri Lanka.
Along with, he also had 182 catches where 14,234 runs overall and 56 T20 Internationals with all over 1382 runs.
Sangakkara was selected in ICC Test team years on seven events - 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2014, earns prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy as ICC cricketer of the year and in addition the Test player of the year in Colombo during 2012, he was also classed as ICC ODI Player of the year in 2011 and 2013.