Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kumar Sangakkara

Sangakkara was born on the 27 October 1977 at Matale, Sri Lanka , he was born to Kumari and Chokshanada Sangakkara. He is the youngest of four siblings and has a brother and two sisters and he is 33 years old. His full name is Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara. He is an all rounder , Left hand batsaman and the Right arm off break bowler. He is the top-order batsman and can play tremendously in all forms of the game. Sangakkara showed talents in both cricket and tennis at school.
He is married to his longtime partner, Yehali. He is currently a law undergraduate and his father is also a leading lawyer in Kandy. He is multilingual as he is able to speak in Sinhalese, Tamil and English and is often seen as the unofficial spokesman of the cricket team. Sangakkara is currently a law student at the Sri Lanka Law College.
Sangakkara is the athelet from the Trinity College, Kandy, over there he got the coveted Trinity Lion for Cricket and was the Ryde Medalist of his year. He also has the honor of being the Head Boy of Trinity College in 1996.Mr. Leonard De Alwis the principal of the school, advised his mother to encourage him to take cricket seriously for future game.
Sangakkara started his career being the batsman but than he was made the wicket keeper for the team. He is extraordinary batsman as he once topped the LG ICC Test batting rankings. In the year 2006 he succeed over the Prasanna Jayawardene in Tests and from that time he’s been playing being the skilled batsman.

Sangakkara skill and performance got fame worldwide when he won selection for the ICC World XI One International Day team. This team competed against Australia in the Johnnie Walker Series in October 2005. May 2006, he was named the vice-captain of the side. In March 2009 he was appointed to captain the Sri Lankan team for the 2009 ICC World Twenty20.During the 3 March 2009 terrorist attack Sangakkara was also inured with other team players.

In 2009,Sangakkara was ranked 1st on the Test batting rankings and peaked at 6th on the ICC all-time Test batting rankings. On the 6 December 2007 he was named as the new Number 1 batsman in the LG ICC Test player rankings with a rating of 938, the highest rating ever achieved by a Sri Lankan player, and became the first batsman ever to score in excess of 150 in four consecutive tests. He holds the record for fastest 8000 runs (152 innings) in Test cricket. He broke the previous record set by Sachin Tendulkar (154 innings) during the third test against India on 6 August 2010.

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