Look what Rahul Dravid has to say about Kumar Sangakkara!

They have been two of the greatest Test cricketers of all-time. Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid, who retired from international cricket in 2012, paid rich tributes to Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara, who will be playing his last Test at Colombo later this week.

Sangakkara, 37, has scored 12350 runs in 133 Tests at 57.71. Making his debut in 2000, he is regarded as the greatest batsman to emerge from Sri Lanka. Saluting Sangakkara’s monumental achievements, Dravid in a report from New Indian Express, said, “He’s a great cricketer and terrific person. A dedicated player, who served Sri Lankan cricket well. He and (Mahela) Jayawardene were great opponents. I loved playing against him, as he was a great competitor. He’s someone I really enjoyed watching and sharing the same cricket field with.”

The setting seems perfect for the Sri Lankan stalwart to retire as Sri Lanka are 1-0 up in the ongoing Test series against India.