Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara

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Kumar Sangakkara (කුමාර් සන්ගක්කාර)(born 27 October 1977, Matale, Sri Lanka) is a Sri Lankan cricketer and the former captain of the Sri Lanka national cricket team. He is a left-handed top-order batsman. He used to play as a wicket-keeper and top-order batsman in all forms of the game, but has stopped doing so in Tests as his batting average is significantly higher in Tests when he plays as a pure batsman. He was ranked as the number 1 Test batsman in the world several times during his career. Following the world cup defeat to India he has since stepped down from the captaincy.

Sangakkara became the only Sri Lankan and only active cricketer to deliver the Cowdrey Lecture, when he delivered the 11th MCC Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's on July 4, 2011.

Early life

Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara was born to Kumari and Chokshanada Sangakkara at Matale in 1977. Sangakkara received his primary and secondary education at Trinity College, Kandy, a private elite boys' school in Sri Lanka, which holds the distinction of being the only school in the world to own an international cricket stadium in the name of Asgiriya Stadium in Kandy. At Trinity he was awarded the coveted Trinity Lion for Cricket and was the Ryde Medalist of his year.He was the Senior Prefect (Head Boy) of Trinity College in 1996. Sangakkara...
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