Kumar Sangakkara: Ten facts you must know about the retiring legend!
Emotions would be at an all-time high for the Sri Lankan team and fans as Kumar Sangakkara plays his final Test at P Sara Oval, Colombo on Thursday.
New Delhi: Emotions would be at an all-time high for the Sri Lankan team and fans as Kumar Sangakkara plays his final Test at P Sara Oval, Colombo on Thursday.
As the Lankan legends draws curtains to his superb career, here are ten facts you must know about the 37-year-old.
Sangakkara made his international debut in an ODI match against Pakistan at Galle in 2001.
The 37-year-old made his Test debut against South Africa at Galle in 2001.
Sangakkara scored his maiden Test century against India at Galle in 2011.
Sangakkara has 93 half-centuries to his name in Tests, which is three behind Sachin Tendulkar's record of maximum fifties (96).
Sanga has scored 38 Test centuries, which puts him at fourth position behind Ricky Ponting (41), Jacques Kallis (45) and Sachin Tendulkar (51).
Sanga along with Mahela Jayawardene still owns the record for the highest partnership in Tests (624) for any wicket.
Sangakkara's highest score in Test is 319, which he scored against Bangladesh at Chittagong in 2014.
Sangakkara scored 11 Test double centuries in his fabulous career, just one behind Don Bradman's record of 12 double tons.
In the list of batsmen who have scored highest runs in Tests, Sanga lies at number five with 12350 runs, behind Rahul Dravid (13288), Jacques Kallis (13289), Ricky Ponting (13378) and Sachin Tendulkar (15921).
He is the first batsman to score four back-to-back centuries in an ICC World Cup.