Kumar Sangakkara is set to bow out of international cricket after the second Test at Colombo. Sangakkara made his debut in 2000 and was in and out of the Sri Lankan team initially, but but is wicket keeping abilities made him a key member of the team and during the latter stages of his career. Sangkkara on asked as to how he became a cricketer he shares a small story. He says that when selectors were picking a team at the school level, a goup of boys were asked as to who wants to keep wickets. Nobody put their hand up, but Sangakkara wanted to play in the team and therefor put his hand up. But he confesses that he was an horrible wicketkeeper until he was picked to represent Sri Lanka. VIDEO: Kumar Sangakkara’s cover drive compilation

He has scored 11 double hundred in Tests and is just one more behind in equaling Don Bradman’s record. In this video Sangakkara talks about his childhood and his cricketing career. He talks about how it was growing up in the small town of Kandy .Sangakkara says that his father got him interested in sports, while his mother was keen on him studying well. READ: Kumar Sangakkara given guard of honour before start of 2nd Test against India at Colombo

Sangakkara also gives some batting tips a kid, who plays for his school. he wanted to know how he can tackle spin. Sangakkara is set to play his final Test against India at Colombo.