Kumar Sangakkara announced on May 22nd that he would retire from first class cricket at the
end of the current English county season. Kumar, the former Sri Lankan captain, and
international cricketer, now playing county cricket for Surrey. Making a record Kumar went past
20,000 first-class runs in the county's latest County Championship match at Lord's against
Middlesex this week. No other Sri Lankan has reached this milestone with an average of 51.18.
Caribbean Premier League match will be his final and and he will finish his county season, and
his first-class cricket carrier.
In an interview, Kumar told BBC Sport that "It's the last time I'll play a four-day game here [at
Lord's]. I'll be 40 in a few months, this is about the end of my time in county cricket."
Until he completes his performance for Surrey this season, cricket lovers have time to enjoy
Kumar’s strokes in cricket, a final opportunity not to be missed.