Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara, who retired from international cricket after the second Test against India at Colombo was given an emotional farewell. He was also a wicketkeeper early in his career and was a decent one as well. In 2003, when Sri Lanka toured Australia he pulled off the most incredible stumping that you are likely to see. it was off Muttiah Muralitharan’s bowling and Australia bowler Jimmy Maher was the batsman. Muralitharan bowls a delivery outside off and the bowls spins away from the batsman. Sangakkara then dives to collect the ball, transfers the ball on to his right hand and hits the wicket. READ: Kumar Sangakkara retirement: Cricketing fraternity bids him emotional adieu

Maher is caught out of his crease by miles. However, Sri Lanka managed to lose the match, courtesy of some excellent finishing from Michael Bevan right at the death. Australia won the match by four wickets with seven balls to spare. Sangakkara had earlier scored run-a-ball 42 to helps his side post a total of 211. But that was not good enough in the end. Sangakkara went on to play 404 One-Day Internationals (ODI) for Sri Lanka scoring 14,234 runs at an average of close to 42, which included 25 centuries and 93 half-centuries. He retired from ODIs immediately afer the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, a tournament in which he scored four consecutive centuries. READ: Kumar Sangakkara’s farewell speech: A transcript

He scored a further 12,400 runs in Tests at an incredible average of 57.40, with 38 hundreds and 52 fifties to his name. Sangakkara made his debut in 2000 and has often played the role as a wicketkeeper as well. Sangakkara also played a key role in the ICC World T20 Final in 2014, where he scored an unbeaten 52 in the final to help Sri Lanka win their first ever T20 crown. READ: Kumar Sangakkara thanks fans for being an inspiration to him