Colombo: The BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur yesterday felicitated batting great Kumar Sangakkara before the start of today's play of the second Test between Sri Lanka and India, which marks the farewell match for the legendary cricketer.
BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur felicitating Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara ahead of the second Test between Sri Lanka and India, which marks the farewell of the Sri Lankan legend in Colombo. Pic/PTI
"Kumar Sangakkara is a true legend of the game. His conduct both on and off the field has been exemplary. He is one of the most consistent performers of our times and a role model for youngsters around the world. On behalf of the BCCI, I would like to wish him the very best for his future endeavours," Thakur said while speaking on the occasion.
BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya also congratulated the wicketkeeper-batsman on his glorious career, which spanned over 15 years. "Kumar Sangakkara has not only been a true asset for Sri Lankan cricket but also a great ambassador for the game of cricket. I congratulate him on all his achievements and wish him a happy and successful life post retirement," said Dalmiya.
In his 15-year international career, Sangakkara has so far scored 12,350 Test runs with 38 centuries at an average of 57.71. In 404 ODIs, he has scored 14,234 runs with 25 tons and a staggering 93 half-centuries.