Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today praised recently retired Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara, considered one of the greatest batsmen to have emerged from Sri Lanka, saying the left-hander will be missed.
”We just finished an absorbing test series. We shall all miss the great Kumar Sangakkara on the cricket field,” Modi said during a joint press briefing with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Sangakkara, who bade adieu to the game after the second Test against India last month, was one of the leading players in world cricket for the last 15 years during which he played 134 Tests scoring 12,400 runs. He had also represented the island nation in 404 ODIs and scored 14,234 runs.
The stylish left-hander led Sri Lanka in 15 Tests, 45 ODIs and 22 ODIs. One of his finest hours came when he inspired Sri Lanka to the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011.Earlier Modi held extensive talks with Wickremesinghe to take the bilateral relationship to the next level. (Press Trust of India)
Comments - 4
Siri Wednesday, 16 September 2015 02:22 AM
Sanga is great! no question about that.But these are butter talks to get the CEPA signed
Critic Wednesday, 16 September 2015 06:58 AM
Stylish and very good team player, nothing to boast much about his captaincy
renuka Wednesday, 16 September 2015 02:34 PM
YES AGREE!! proud Trinitians....
ziyard Tuesday, 15 September 2015 05:45 PM
am proud to be a trinitian !
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