VIDEO: ‘Wicketkeeper’ Kumar Sangakkara takes ripper at first slip

A legend of the game, Kumar Sangakkara retired from international cricket as one of the finest wicket-keeper batsmen. The elegant southpaw broke many batting records during his glittering career. Besides being skilful with the willow, he was also extremely good with the gloves behind the stumps. ALSO READ: VIDEO: When classy Kumar Sangakkara pulled off an ‘extraordinary’ diving ramp shot.

Sangakkara proved to be one of the best in his craft and rewrote the wicketkeeping records too. After retiring from the game almost a year back, Sangakkara did not stop playing cricket and continued to mesmerise the cricket lovers by playing in English county and different T20 leagues around the world. ALSO READ: VIDEO: Kumar Sangakkara grooves along with his Jamaica Tallawahs’ teammates.

His hunger to score the runs and passion to play the game has still remained the same. Recently, while playing for his English County side Surrey, Sangakkara gave yet another example of it. He took an exceptional catch behind the stumps, albeit not as a wicketkeeper this time. Standing at first slip, Sangakkara dived towards right, his wrong side, to complete a stunning catch of Lancashire batsman Jordan Clark.

All this has come in the season where he has amassed runs all over the world and taken some brilliant catches after retiring from the game. One can t help but wonder what he might have achieved had he still been playing international cricket for Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, we bring to you the video of the stunning catch he took.

Watch it here: