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12,400 Runs @ 134 Tests, Kumar Sangakkara retires from Test Cricket

Sangakkara The batting legend, Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka, bid adieu to Cricket, as he fell for 18 in the second innings of Colombo Test. Ashwin claimed his wicket for the fourth time in this series. Sanga walked off quietly, but not before the Indian Team gave him a guard of honour. The entire stadium in Colombo gave him a standing ovation.

Sangakkara played from 2000 till 2015 and scored 12,400 runs in 134 Tests with 38 Hundreds and 52 Fifties with the highest score at 319. He scored at an average of 57.40. He also took 131 catches and did 20 stumping.

Sangakkara-RetirementSangakkara had already taken retirement from the ODIs. He scored 14,234 runs in 404 ODIs with 25 Hundreds and 93 Fifties at an average of 41.98. His highest score in ODI was 169. Sangakkara took 383 catches and did 99 stumping in ODI. He also played 56 T20 International matches and scored 1,382 runs with 8 fifties.

Sangakkara, the former Captain of Sri Lanka, was named the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 2011 and 2015. Apart from him, only Virender Sehwag had won this covets award twice.

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