Sanga credits Healy for achievement

  • PTI, Hyderabad
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  • Updated: Apr 13, 2012 01:07 IST

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara expressed happiness on being named Wisden's leading cricketer in the world and one of its five cricketers of the year.

"It's a great honour. Very humbled and privileged. I have had a good year in 2011. Hopefully, I will have a couple of more fruitful years before I finish," said Sangakkara, the captain of Deccan Chargers.

Sangakkara added that Australian cricketer Ian Healy's advice on wicketkeeping helped him a lot. "When I started, I wasn't a natural wicketkeeper but it was a case of making sure that you went and spoke to the right people. I have been to a few wicketkeeping coaches. Sometimes, they confused me more than actually teaching me something.

"The real change came when I met Ian Healy. He simplified wicketkeeping to such an extent that I was able to really understand it," he revealed.

Sangakkara along with his teammates and coach Darren Lehmann offered a few tips to a group of children.


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