BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur (Left) and Kumar Sangakkara. Photo Courtesy: BCCI
BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur (Left) and Kumar Sangakkara. Photo Courtesy: BCCI

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Hon. Secretary, Anurag Thakur, on Thursday felicitated Sri Lankan batting great Kumar Sangakkara in Colombo ahead of the second Test between Sri Lanka and India, which marks the farewell of the Sri Lankan legend. BCCI President, Jagmohan Dalmiya, congratulated Sangakkara on a glorious career that spanned over 15 years. “Kumar Sangakkara has not only been a true asset for Sri Lankan cricket but also a great ambassador for the game of cricket. I congratulate him on all his achievements and wish him a happy and successful life post retirement,” said Dalmiya.

Speaking on the occasion, Thakur said, “Kumar Sangakkara is a true legend of the game. His conduct both on and off the field has been exemplary. He is one of the most consistent performers of our times and a role model for youngsters around the world. On behalf of the BCCI, I would like to wish him the very best for his future endeavours.”