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FILE PHOTO: England's Ben Stokes.(REUTERS)

Sangakkara comments on Stokes' decision to take indefinite break from cricket

UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2021 06:48 AM IST
  • Stokes is the latest high-profile star to step away from a sport to prioritise mental health. Recently, Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles also withdrew from international competition to focus on their mental wellbeing.
Kumar Sangakkara looks on as India win the 2011 World Cup. (Getty Images)
Kumar Sangakkara looks on as India win the 2011 World Cup. (Getty Images)

Kumar Sangakkara's epic reply to ICC's tweet on MS Dhoni wins hearts

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2021 03:48 PM IST
  • Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara won hearts with his epic reply to ICC's tweet celebrating MS Dhoni's birthday.
Former cricketers Brian Lara (L) and Kumara Sangakkara (R)(HT Collage)
Former cricketers Brian Lara (L) and Kumara Sangakkara (R)(HT Collage)

Sangakkara prevailed in all conditions, against all attacks: Brian Lara

ANI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2021 01:56 PM IST
Sangakkara was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame earlier this month. Alongside him, India great Vinoo Mankad was also inducted into the Hall of Fame.
File Photo: Former Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
File Photo: Former Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

ICC, Ashwin, Vaughan, and Akram pay tribute to Hall of Famer Adam Gilchrist

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2021 10:29 PM IST
Former Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013, was praised by several cricketers from both the past and the present.'Changed the face of cricket': ICC pays tribute to Hall of Famer Adam Gilchrist, Ashwin, Vaughan, and Akram chip in
File Photo of Jaydev Unadkat.(Twitter)
File Photo of Jaydev Unadkat.(Twitter)

Despite repeated snubs, Jaydev Unadkat is hopeful of Team India comeback

UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2021 07:56 PM IST
  • Jaydev Unadkat, so far, has played one Test, seven ODIs, and 10 T20Is for India and his last game in the national colours dates back to 2018.
File image of former Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara.(AP)
File image of former Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara.(AP)

Sangakkara names Indian bowler who gave him 'sleepless nights as a batsman'

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2021 07:37 AM IST
  • During his 15-year career, Sangakkara amassed 28,016 runs in international cricket while instilling fear in the bowlers. However, there was one bowler who gave him 'sleepless nights as a batsman'.
Kumar Sangakkara of Surrey looks on during the Surrey CCC Photocall at The Kia Oval.(Getty Images)
Kumar Sangakkara of Surrey looks on during the Surrey CCC Photocall at The Kia Oval.(Getty Images)

'He was a revelation, I was impressed': Sangakkara hails 23-year-old RR bowler

UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2021 02:43 PM IST
  • The IPL 2021 season was suspended on May 4 due to a rising number of Covid-19 cases. Before the suspension, Rajasthan Royals was positioned at the fifth position with 6 points from 7 games.
Jofra Archer in action.(IPL/Twitter)
Jofra Archer in action.(IPL/Twitter)

'Missing Jofra is big blow, we've faith in young Indian pacers: Sangakkara

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 04:12 PM IST
Archer, who played with a hand injury during the India series, is currently recuperating from a surgery and the duration of his availability during the later part is still not clear.
Kumar Sangakkara was appointed Rajasthan Royals' director of cricket. (Getty Images)
Kumar Sangakkara was appointed Rajasthan Royals' director of cricket. (Getty Images)

'Great player and a natural-born leader': Sangakkara on RR's 'superstar batsman'

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2021 02:37 PM IST
  • IPL 2021: Last year, the Royals finished at the bottom of the pile with 12 points from 14 matches, winning just six matches.
File photo of former Sri Lankan captain and current MCC president Kumara Sangakkara(Twitter)
File photo of former Sri Lankan captain and current MCC president Kumara Sangakkara(Twitter)

Yes price was on the higher side: Sangakkara explains why RR spent big on Morris

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 01:53 PM IST
Rajasthan Royals' Director of Cricket, Kumar Sangakkara though agreed that the price of Chris Morris was on the higher side in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, he was happy to have the South Africa all-rounder for his ability to finish the games with the bat.
Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara (L), former Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan(HT Collage)
Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara (L), former Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan(HT Collage)

Sangakkara, Muralitharan named in four-member technical advisory committee

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 07:30 PM IST
Former batsman Aravinda de Silva has been appointed as the chairman of the Committee on the recommendations by Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa.
File photo of former Sri Lankan captain and current MCC president Kumara Sangakkara(Twitter)
File photo of former Sri Lankan captain and current MCC president Kumara Sangakkara(Twitter)

Rajasthan Royals appoint Sangakkara as director of cricket

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:47 PM IST
One of the greats of the modern game, Sangakarra scored over 28,000 runs for Sri Lanka over a hugely successful 16-year career and has the highest Test batting average of any player in the last 46 years.
File photo of former Sri Lankan captain and current MCC president Kumara Sangakkara(Twitter)
File photo of former Sri Lankan captain and current MCC president Kumara Sangakkara(Twitter)

MCC president Sangakkara condemns racial abuse of Indians at SCG

PTI |
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 07:00 PM IST
MCC president Sangakkara condemns racial abuse of Indians at the Sydney Cricket Ground in the third Test against Australia. He said that said he was fortunate enough to not face racism in his playing days.
Rashid Khan appeals for an LBW(IPL/BCCI)
Rashid Khan appeals for an LBW(IPL/BCCI)

IPL 2020: Shane Warne, Kumar Sangakkara want a re-look at ‘umpire’s call’ rule after Kieron Pollard survives using DRS

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 01:45 PM IST
IPL 2020: Shane Warne was not the only one criticising the rule. Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara who was in the commentary box at that time also termed the ‘umpire’s call’ rule a ‘contentious’ one.
Dinesh Karthik takes a stunning catch to dismiss Ben Stokes(Screengrab)
Dinesh Karthik takes a stunning catch to dismiss Ben Stokes(Screengrab)

IPL 2020: ‘Ben Stokes couldn’t believe it’ - Dinesh Karthik’s acrobatic catch bowls over Kumar Sangakkara and Irfan Pathan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 04:48 PM IST
IPL 2020: It was not an easy catch as it was moving away from the keeper towards his left side. But Dinesh Karthik jumped wide and plucked the ball from mid-air with one hand to send Ben Stokes packing.
Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara addresses a news conference in Lahore, Pakistan.(AP)
Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara addresses a news conference in Lahore, Pakistan.(AP)

IPL 2020, DC vs MI: ‘I would not be too sure,’ Kumar Sangakkara ‘worried’ for Delhi Capitals’ playoff possibilities

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 02:15 PM IST
IPL 2020, MI vs DC: Things have gone a little downhill in the last few matches. They have lost their last 3 games and looked susceptible while batting. As they play their last two games, Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara is worried about DC’s playoff spot.
National Conference president and former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah (File Photo/PTI)(PTI)
National Conference president and former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah (File Photo/PTI)(PTI)

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By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 01:03 PM IST
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Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara addresses a news conference in Lahore, Pakistan.(AP)
Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara addresses a news conference in Lahore, Pakistan.(AP)

Sangakkara has advice for Dhoni to get back in form ahead of IPL 2021

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 11:39 AM IST
Part of the problem has been Dhoni’s long absence from international cricket, which eventually ended with the former India captain announcing his retirement on August 15, 2020.
Former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) president speaks during a press conference.(AFP)
Former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) president speaks during a press conference.(AFP)

Kumar Sangakkara reveals names of his favourite batsmen, both are from the West Indies

Hindustan Times | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 04:42 PM IST
The elegant left hander, who is among the top international run getters in the world across formats, revealed the two batsmen he grew up admiring during a Q&A session with fans on MCC’s official Twitter channel.
Adam Gilchrist with MS Dhoni(Reuters)
Adam Gilchrist with MS Dhoni(Reuters)

Adam Gilchrist ranks MS Dhoni, Kumar Sangakkara, Brendon McCullum, and Mark Boucher; picks the best

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 07:13 PM IST
Former Australia wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist picked the best among India’s MS Dhoni, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum and South Africa’s Mark Boucher.
Former Indian cricket captain Saurav Ganguly takes charge as BCCI's new President, at BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.(PTI)
Former Indian cricket captain Saurav Ganguly takes charge as BCCI's new President, at BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.(PTI)

‘A big fan of Dada’: Kumar Sangakkara believes Ganguly is a ‘very suitable candidate’ for ICC President

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 10:56 AM IST
Last year, Ganguly was unanimously elected as the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). However, Ganguly’s name has also started doing the rounds for the vacant post of ICC Chairman.
Former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara(AFP)
Former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara(AFP)

Teach real history instead of a sanitized version: Kumar Sangakkara on racism

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 04:15 PM IST
Offering his views on the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement that has gathered momentum following the death of African-American George Floyd, Sangakkara said, “It doesn’t matter if you are educated or not. I have seen some of the worse acts committed by people with best education.”
File image of MS Dhoni and Kumar Sangakkara during 2011 World Cup final.(File)
File image of MS Dhoni and Kumar Sangakkara during 2011 World Cup final.(File)

Kumar Sangakkara opens up on being questioned over 2011 World Cup fixing allegations

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 12:03 PM IST
By July 2nd, the police completely dropped the case citing that there was no proof to back the claims. Sangakkara, in a recent interview, opened up on his questioning and called it ‘disappointing’.
File image of Ravichandran Ashwin.(PTI)
File image of Ravichandran Ashwin.(PTI)

‘I was in form of my life’: R Ashwin on dismissing Sangakkara four times in 23 balls in 2015 Test series

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 08:17 AM IST
In a recent interaction with Pakistan journalist Mazher Arshad, Ashwin explained the reasons for his success against a stalwart like Sangakkara, even though the former Sri Lanka spinner enjoyed facing off-spinners.

‘It’s very, very tough’: Why Sangakkara prefers Dhoni over Ganguly as a batsman in ODIs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 03:58 PM IST
Sangakkara’s pick is sure to surprise a few especially given the batting records of the two former India captains. The former Sri Lanka wicketkeeper preferred Dhoni despite Ganguly being 590 runs ahead in ODIs
Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni run between the wicket.(Getty Images)
Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni run between the wicket.(Getty Images)

‘Calm, approachable, likeable’: Why Smith, Sangakkara admire Dhoni, Ganguly

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 07:27 PM IST
Appreciating Dhoni’s easy-going nature, Smith said the India’s two-time World Cup winning captain always made others feel comfortable around him and spoke about his cordial relation with Ganguly.
Sourav Ganguly and Sanath Jayasuriya with the 2002 Champions Trophy after India and Sri Lanka were declared joint winners.(Getty Images)
Sourav Ganguly and Sanath Jayasuriya with the 2002 Champions Trophy after India and Sri Lanka were declared joint winners.(Getty Images)

‘Ganguly came to our dressing room and asked us not to create an issue:’ Sangakkara recalls incident regarding Dada

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 06:06 PM IST
Ganguly entered the Sri Lankan dressing room after the match to check whether everyone was on the same page regarding a particular incident.
India players at the presentation after India defeated Sri Lanka a in the 2011 ICC World Cup Final.(Getty Images)
India players at the presentation after India defeated Sri Lanka a in the 2011 ICC World Cup Final.(Getty Images)

No reason to doubt integrity of 2011 World Cup final, says ICC

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 07:36 PM IST
Former Sri Lanka sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said last month that the final, which India won against Sri Lanka by six wickets in Mumbai, was fixed by “certain parties”.
MS Dhoni tosses the coin for the second time with Kumar Sangakkara looking on during the 2011 ICC World Cup Final between India and Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium.(Getty Images)
MS Dhoni tosses the coin for the second time with Kumar Sangakkara looking on during the 2011 ICC World Cup Final between India and Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium.(Getty Images)

Sri Lanka police calls off 2011 World Cup final fixing probe

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 07:37 PM IST
Former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage had alleged that the final, which India won, was fixed by “certain parties” leading to an inquiry by the Special Investigation Division of the Police.
MS Dhoni of India tosses the coin for the second time with Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka looking on during the 2011 ICC World Cup Final between India and Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium on April 2, 2011 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
MS Dhoni of India tosses the coin for the second time with Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka looking on during the 2011 ICC World Cup Final between India and Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium on April 2, 2011 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)(Getty Images)

Sangakkara records statement over 10 hours as part of Sri Lanka’s 2011 World Cup final fixing probe

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 09:09 PM IST
An investigation was started into the 2011 World Cup final by the Sri Lankan Ministry of Sports, following former Minister of Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage’s allegations that the April 2, 2011 final was fixed even though no substantial proof has been furnished to corroborate the charge.
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