Kumar Sangakkara considered it as a privilege to play for and serve his nation for all these years © AFP
Kumar Sangakkara considered it as a privilege to play for and serve his nation for all these years © AFP

Sri Lankan legend, Kumar Sangakkara, who retired from international cricket following the 2nd Test against India at Colombo on Sunday thanked the fans for their support and love, and also thanked himself for being an integral part of the Sri Lankan team and also considered it as a privilege to play for and serve his nation for all these years. was dismissed for 18 in his final international innings, ending a remarkable 15-year career during the second Test against India in Colombo on Sunday. A full house of around 7,000 was in attendance at the P Sara Oval to watch the fifth-highest run-getter in Test history play for the last time as Sri Lanka chased a tough victory target of 413, reports AFP. Sachin Tendulkar wishes Kumar Sangakkara following retirement

 

 

Sangakkara‘s final innings in international cricket ended with a score of only 18 as Ravichandran Ashwin got him out for the fourth time in this series. He was out caught in the second slip by Murali Vijay. Virat Kohli went to Sangakkara and shook his hands. The entire Indian team followed him. On the stands, fans were still in shock. Wife Yehali, was disappointed initially but she recovered clapped and somehow managed a smile. POLL: Sangakkara, Clarke or Rogers — whom will you miss the most?

He amasses runs — lots of them.  With eight double centuries, Sangakkara is behind Don Bradman’s 12 and Brian Lara’s nine in the all-time tally. He is also the classiest ever to emerge from the island, a synthesis of style, pedigree and panache. He was a rather reluctant captain — the selectors initially preferring the more down to earth diplomacy of Mahela Jayawardene. Kumar Sangakkara’s final dismissal in Test cricket, and India’s touching tribute