Everyone is second to Don - Sanga

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“I think everyone is second to Don (Bradman),” said Sri Lanka’s star batsman Kumar Sangakkara after getting his tenth double century during the first test match against visiting Pakistan today.
 
The prolific left-hander made 221 as the hosts declared their first innings at 9-533 shortly before stumps, a lead of 82 runs over Pakistan's total of 451.

"I think everyone is second to the Don. I am pretty happy that I am two double tons behind him because that is probably the only way I can even get close to reaching him," said Sangakkara.

"It was quite a bit of hard work out there, and also a little bit of luck. But this game is not over yet. We need to get nine wickets. Our responsibility will be to make the batsman play as much as we can."

The 36-year-old Sangakkara has gathered three double centuries against Bangladesh and Pakistan, two versus South Africa, one in Zimbabwe and another against India.

His highest Test score of 319 came against the Bangladeshis in Chittagong in February earlier this year. Sangakkara, who has also fallen or been left not out in the 190s on three occasions, is now just two behind Don Bradman's all-time record of 12 double centuries.

  Comments - 25

  • anura rajapakse Sunday, 10 August 2014 08:04 AM

    Sanga, you are a humble and strait forward gentleman in sports.Hats off to you, May god bless you Sanga.
    when you retired from sports country needs your service.

    daya Sunday, 10 August 2014 09:13 AM

    now what does the c.e.o. mr. nishantha say

    saliya udugma Sunday, 10 August 2014 01:18 PM

    as dne Srilanka and Trinity college Kandy proud
    Wish him more success

    R.R.Rohan Sunday, 10 August 2014 01:21 PM

    We need learn from him, and if we can learn from his humility Sri Lanka can be better place to live.

    Diss Monday, 11 August 2014 06:45 AM

    Smile make his gentleman quality like muraly wish you all the very best Sanga via DM Android App

    Charlie Monday, 11 August 2014 06:42 AM

    He's not just a Cricket Legend but a Hero of all times .....

    Proteas Sunday, 10 August 2014 03:00 PM

    He is a humble and greedy for wins like Sanath and Vaasi. Cheers SL

    George Clooney Monday, 11 August 2014 06:43 AM

    The Don will never be beaten.

    Vinushka Sunday, 10 August 2014 07:55 AM

    Such a humble person.Hats off & God bless you sanga via DM Android App

    suren Sunday, 10 August 2014 03:21 AM

    not so many comments ,I feel sri lankans so engrossed to hear only bad news

    ponil Sunday, 10 August 2014 03:23 AM

    pride of mother Lanka,!!!!

    idroos2002 Sunday, 10 August 2014 03:39 AM

    Don Does not need a DRS such a gentlemen off would he go when the finger is raised

    Lenny Monday, 11 August 2014 04:21 AM

    I agree with you a 110% , he is a gentleman to the core

    Lenny Monday, 11 August 2014 04:22 AM

    I second that

    Sylvia Haik Saturday, 09 August 2014 03:58 PM

    This multi-talented Sri Lankan is so humble it pains me to realise there are one or two politicians out there who do not approve of him. Sanga has more humility on his little finger than these politicians have in their who bodies.

    Phantom Sunday, 10 August 2014 05:45 AM

    Modesty aside does he mean that he will not go for another double ton? Come on Sanga, the Don has to go one day or another and it might as well be you to take his place. Best of luck, Prince of cricket!

    Lenny Monday, 11 August 2014 04:30 AM

    [quote name="Izmy"]Don played only 80 test innings where as Sanga 218, Don, Lara , Sachin are legends .[/quote]

    Lara played 232 test innings & Sachin 271 , so what is your point vs Sanga's 218, so what is your point, you think that any Sri Lankan does not deserve to be called a Legend. You must be from India

    DHA Saturday, 09 August 2014 04:06 PM

    Hatts-off mate for your modestly......

    Anura Sunday, 10 August 2014 05:51 AM

    Sanga is a great asset to Sri Lanka. He will be the chairman of ICC one day as he is having all the necessary requirement.

    Ravi Saturday, 09 August 2014 04:12 PM

    At Don's era there were NO DRS. Therefore, popular men had the advantage

    Neon Monday, 11 August 2014 04:39 AM

    Sanga inscribed his name as the millennium Don Sanga and he is a truly a proud son of Sri Lanka

    Minister Sunday, 10 August 2014 06:13 AM

    An exemplary leader. We always appreciate your humility. One of the true qualities of a real leader.

    imran Sunday, 10 August 2014 06:25 AM

    Sanga seems t be a true gentleman with the best of human qualities someone can have apart from the super talent he has been blessed with. I wish there there were more people like him not only in SL but all over the world. I am very proud of you as a Sri Lankan.

    Izmy Sunday, 10 August 2014 07:44 AM

    Don played only 80 test innings where as Sanga 218, Don, Lara , Sachin are legends .

    Be Fair Sunday, 10 August 2014 07:49 AM

    Humility as its highest as is his cricket. What a great man he has become. I only wish that he does carry his bat straight till the last innings he plays for Sri Lanka. Wishing him nothing but the very best SANGA


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