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Sanga: A selfless, Underappreciated, legend

It was curtains for Sri Lanka’s best batsman Kumar Sangakkara at Colombo. The left handed batman and wicke kepper don the Lankan jersey for 15 long years.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 24 August 2015, 10:15:47 PM
Sangakkara bid adieu to gentlemen's game

Sangakkara bid adieu to gentlemen's game

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Sangakkara is also arguably the greatest Sri Lankan to play the game along with long time team mate and friend, Mahela Jayawardene and holds numerous batting records in the modern era across all formats of the game.
Sangakkara bid adieu to gentlemen's game

Sangakkara bid adieu to gentlemen's game

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Sangakkara delivered the 2011 MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture, which gained worldwide attention. He was the youngest person and the first active international player to deliver that lecture, which was widely praised by the cricketing community for i
Disappointing last Test series

Disappointing last Test series

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Sanga, played his last against India and scored 18 runs in his last innings. He was dismissed by R Ashwin in all the two Test matches
Disappointing last Test series

Disappointing last Test series

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Indian team gave him a guard of honour in his last innings. He scored over 12,000 runs in ODIs.
Sangakkara bid adieu to gentlemen's game

Sangakkara bid adieu to gentlemen's game

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Sanga, was honoured by Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, PM Ranil Wickremesinghe on his last Test
Sangakkara bid adieu to gentlemen's game

Sangakkara bid adieu to gentlemen's game

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Virat Kohli salutes Kumar Sangakkara, sends him a heart-felt note of thanks
Sangakkara bid adieu to gentlemen's game

Sangakkara bid adieu to gentlemen's game

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Indian team presented a signed jersey to Kumar Sangakkara
Sangakkara bid adieu to gentlemen's game

Sangakkara bid adieu to gentlemen's game

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Sangakkara spend emotional moments with wife Yehali and family at felicitation ceremony after second Test
Sangakkara bid adieu to gentlemen's game

Sangakkara bid adieu to gentlemen's game

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Sangakkara was a key member of the team that won the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 and was part of the team that made the final of the 2007 Cricket World Cup, 2011 Cricket World Cup, 2009 ICC World Twenty20 and 2012 ICC World Twenty20