Kumar Sangakkara to bid adieu to first-class cricket

DN Bureau

Pointing out that he would turn 40 in next few months, the Surrey batsman insisted that it is the last time he would play a four-day game here, cricket.com.au reported.

Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara

Colombo: Former Sri Lankan batting great Kumar Sangakkara has announced that he will call curtains on his first-class cricket in September at the end of England's county championship season.


Although his Twenty20 commitments will take him through to 2018, he has declared that his time in the longer format is almost over.

 

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Pointing out that he would turn 40 in next few months, the Surrey batsman insisted that it is the last time he would play a four-day game here, cricket.com.au reported.

 

The 39-year-old, who retired from Test cricket in 2015 with 12,400 runs, is standing fifth in the list of all-time Test run scorers averaging more than 57 runs across 134 Tests besides also notching up 11 double centuries. (With ANI inputs)

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