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Arjuna Ranatunga alleges 2011 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka was fixed

Arjuna Ranatunga alleges 2011 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka was fixed

Earlier, Sangakkara had asked for an inquiry into why the team was sent to Pakistan when there were no proper answers to security concerns.

Kumar Sangakkara’s six breaks fan’s phone during Surrey vs Middlesex T20 match, watch video

Kumar Sangakkara’s six breaks fan’s phone during Surrey vs Middlesex T20 match, watch video

The 39-year-old, who retired from Test cricket in 2015 with 12,400 runs, is standing fifth in the list of all-time Test run scorers averaging more than 57 runs across 134 Tests besides also notching up 11 double centuries.

Adam Gilchrist pays tribute to prolific MS Dhoni on becoming second-highest scoring wicketkeeper in ODIs

Adam Gilchrist pays tribute to prolific MS Dhoni on becoming second-highest scoring wicketkeeper in ODIs

As for Dhoni, he is presently touring with the Indian squad in the Caribbeans for a five-match ODI series against the Windies. India currently lead by 2-1, with the final match slated to be played at Jamaica, on July 6.  

MUST WATCH: Aakash Chopra outlines the importance of MS Dhoni, says need to look beyond numbers

MUST WATCH: Aakash Chopra outlines the importance of MS Dhoni, says need to look beyond numbers

Dhoni, 35, scored 78 runs off 79 deliveries to edge past Australian great Adam Gilchrist. He, however, is still behind Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara.

Smriti Mandhana draws inspiration from Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara

Smriti Mandhana draws inspiration from Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara

Notching up 196 runs in the two matches played, which includes a century against the West Indies, the left-handed opener has earned quite an amount of praise and accolades from the cricketing greats.

MS Dhoni leapfrogs Adam Gilchrist to become second highest scoring wicket-keeper in ODI history

MS Dhoni leapfrogs Adam Gilchrist to become second highest scoring wicket-keeper in ODI history

Dhoni's unbeaten 78 was also his second highest score in the Caribbeans. His previous was 95, against the home team, which came back in June 28, 2009.

Kumar Sangakkara becomes first batsman to reach 1000 runs in County Championship 2017

The left hander was unbeaten at 180 from 183 balls when Surrey declared their innings. Sangakkara hit 21 fours and four sixes in his knock.

Kumar Sangakkara scores 100th ton in Surrey win over Yorkshire

Kumar Sangakkara scores 100th ton in Surrey win over Yorkshire

The 39-year-old, who will retire from first-class cricket at the end of the season, made 121 out of a total of 313-7.

CT 2017, Ind vs SL: Kumar Sangakkara inspired Sri Lanka's stunning win over India, says Angelo Mathews

CT 2017, Ind vs SL: Kumar Sangakkara inspired Sri Lanka's stunning win over India, says Angelo Mathews

Sangakkara is retired from international duty, but the legendary Sri Lanka batsman is currently playing for Surrey and he took the opportunity to spend some time with his country`s emerging youngsters before Thursday`s crucial clash with India.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Kumar Sangakkara wants Sri Lanka to play with arrogance against India

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Kumar Sangakkara wants Sri Lanka to play with arrogance against India

"I would personally like this young Sri Lanka side to walk out at The Oval and play with the arrogance and abandon of youth. They should express their talent and play a really positive brand of cricket," Sangakkara wrote in his column for the ICC.

2017 ICC Champions Trophy: Kumar Sangakkara reckons India can retain title, says pace attack has real firepower

2017 ICC Champions Trophy: Kumar Sangakkara reckons India can retain title, says pace attack has real firepower

"This year we have four Asian teams in the tournament and clearly India is current the pack-leaders in the region. It won in 2013 and it has a team capable of winning this year too," Sangakkara wrote in his column in ICC website.

Kumar Sangakkara to retire from first-class cricket at end of county season

Kumar Sangakkara to retire from first-class cricket at end of county season

Sangakkara, who quit Test cricket in 2015 with 12,400 runs, is fifth on the all-time list of Test run scorers, averaging 57.40 in 134 tests.

Champions Trophy: Sourav Ganguly, Ricky Ponting to be part of commentary team for prestigious event

Champions Trophy: Sourav Ganguly, Ricky Ponting to be part of commentary team for prestigious event

Shane Warne, Michael Slater, Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton, Shaun Pollock, Sanjay Manjrekar, Ian Bishop, Ramiz Raja, Simon Doull and Athar Ali Khan complete the list.

Shahid Afridi, Harbhajan Singh among 8 ambassadors for ICC Champions Trophy

Shahid Afridi, Harbhajan Singh among 8 ambassadors for ICC Champions Trophy

The announcement comes exactly 50 days before the first ball is bowled in the tournament-opener between England and Bangladesh at The Oval.

Ind vs Aus 2017: Kumar Sangakkara, Dale Steyn, Shoaib Akhtar hail Virat Kohli after India's 75-run win in Bengaluru

Ind vs Aus 2017: Kumar Sangakkara, Dale Steyn, Shoaib Akhtar hail Virat Kohli after India's 75-run win in Bengaluru

Virat Kohli on Tuesday called the second Test win over Australia as the best of his captaincy career, comparing his team to a snake which can sting from any direction.

Move over Wriddhiman Saha, veteran Kumar Sangakkara takes a single-handed flying catch in PSL — WATCH

Move over Wriddhiman Saha, veteran Kumar Sangakkara takes a single-handed flying catch in PSL — WATCH

Karachi Kings won the last-ball thriller, by chasing down Qalanders's 155.

PSL 2017: Chris Gayle, Kumar Sangakkara refuse to play league final in Lahore due to security reasons

PSL 2017: Chris Gayle, Kumar Sangakkara refuse to play league final in Lahore due to security reasons

The league will now give franchisees the option to draft new players in case contracted international stars opt out of the March 5 final at Lahore due to security reasons.

Alastair Cook can smash Sachin Tendulkar's test run-scoring record: Ian Botham

Alastair Cook can smash Sachin Tendulkar's test run-scoring record: Ian Botham

Botham feels that giving up captaincy would give Cook the freedom to smash Tendulkar`s all-time record of 15,921 runs before his playing career ends.

Adam Gilchrist spends time with Sachin Tendulkar on 45th birthday

Adam Gilchrist spends time with Sachin Tendulkar on 45th birthday

Gilly retired from international cricket in March 2008.

Who's Better: Sachin Tendulkar or Virat Kohli — Here's Adam Gilchrist's brilliant analysis

Who's Better: Sachin Tendulkar or Virat Kohli — Here's Adam Gilchrist's brilliant analysis

Just to put things in proper perspective, Kohli's combined effort so far is 12781, against Tendulkar's 34357 runs.