New Delhi: While the cricket fans across the world will miss Kumar Sangakkara and Michael Clarke in the time to come, the two legends exchanged congratulatory tweets soon after they drew curtains to their splendid careers.
As tributes poured in from across the world, Clarke also took the opportunity to wish the Lankan legend.
Huge congrats to @KumarSanga2 on an amazing career. Great player and terrific guy.
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) August 24, 2015
Minutes after Clarke posted his tweet, Sanga too hailed the Aussie's amazing career.
To @MClarke23 been a privilege to watch you. Amazing career and a rich legacy left for others to follow both as a batsman and a leader
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) August 24, 2015
There was no fairy tale ending for these two cricketers in whites, as while Sanga scored 31 and 18 in his final Test match at Colombo, Clarke scored 15 in his final innings.
The only bone of contention for Clarke was that he was given a winning farewell by his team, who won the final Ashes Test comprehensively by an innings and 46 runs. Sangakkara's last Test ended up in defeat after Virat Kohli & Co bounced back in the series to win the second Test after losing at Galle from a winning position.