Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Kumar Sangakkara Resigns as Sri Lanka Captain ‎

Kumar Sangakkara who captained Sri Lankan national cricket team from the last two years decided to quit from captaincy in ODIs and Twenty20s as his team lost to India in the final of the Cricket World Cup 2011. He scored 465 runs in the tournament and led the team from the front is disappointed with the loss of the final but is very happy with the way that his am performed. The 33 year old batsman from Sri Lanka turns 37 for the next world cup and is not sure that he can make into the Sri Lankan squad in the next edition of the World Cup. In order to help the team find a new captain who will be at the peak of his career during the 2015 world cup he decided to retire from captaincy. However, Sangakkara will continue captaining his side in the upcoming test series against England and Australia. He is proud of his captaincy and the way his team performed during his captaincy. He specified that he has no plans of retirement from international cricket and will be available for selection of playing in all three formats of the game.

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