Kumar Sangakkara, former Sri Lanka skipper and wicket-keeper batsman who is known for his cool temperament and ultimate chasing ability is an all-time favourite cricketer in the world. Sangakkara is also known as the best wicket-keeper just after Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He made his ODI debut on 5 July 2000 while he got his first chance in Test on 22 July 2000. Sangakkara is the only batsman to score the fastest 8,000, 9,000 and 11,000 runs in test cricket. Sangakkara maturity was first shown in Colombo in 2006, when he and his close friend Mahela Jayawardene, added 624 against a South African attack boasting Dale Steyn and Makhaya Ntini. Sangakkara contributed 287 and did his reputation no wrong a year later when he went to Hobart and scored a cheezy 192 in a close defeat.
In 2010 Sangakkara becoming the equal fastest man to complete 10,000 Test runs alongside Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, with the biggest Test crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground Sri Lanka had ever played for an audience. Sangakkara has a great record against Pakistan, has scored 2,911 runs in 23 test matches, with a batting average of 52, has scored 1352 runs in 17 games. In test cricket, he has scored 38 centuries, 10 out of which were come against Pakistan. Sangakkara has 12,400 runs in Test cricket with a batting average of 57.40.
Sangakkara Batting Record
Sangakkara Captaincy Record
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Sangakkara has performed in five seasons of the (IPL) Indian Premier League. He also Won the bids for him in 2008 and 2011 were US$700,000 by Kings XI Punjab and US$300,000 by Deccan Chargers respectively. He was the captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team IN 2009 IPL Season. Sangakkara has scored 1567 runs with ten half-centuries in 62 matches in IPL. With these record, we can easily say that he is a tremendous cricketer not only on the ground but also outside the ground he is also a good friend.