SCA salutes the legend of Cricket - Sangakkara
As one of the giant of World cricket proudly walks of the field of cricket leaving behind a legacy and a void not to be filled easily, Saurashtra Cricket Association takes this opportunity to fondly remember Kumar Sangakkara, the modest man with so many of great memories.
Adorable Kumara Sangakkara, famously known as “Sanga” was liked & followed by not only Sri Lankan fans but also by the fans all over the World, especially Indians. A player of his stature whose career span is spread over 15 years during which he went on to play as many as 134 Test matches and 404 ODIs for Sri Lanka rightly deserves the respect he commands all around the world of cricket. 63 international centuries put him in the elite category of batsman ship this great game has ever produced.
Saurashtra people were extremely fortunate to witness couple of his extra ordinary innings when he displayed his charisma of elegance through batting skills. In February 2007 Sangakkara scored brilliant 110 on Madhav Rao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot to take his side to win a thriller by 3 runs. He was rightly awarded the “Man of the match” for his stupendous effort.
In December 2009 Rajkot witnessed one of the most high scoring exciting finish of a cricket match ever played in the India. Sri Lanka was chasing a mammoth target of 415 in 50 overs on the same venue. Sangakkara with T.Dilshan made it look so easy to reach the improbable target as he scored 90. However this time around, India won it by 3 runs.
Apart from Cricket, Saurashtra Cricket Association cherishes sweet memories with this humble and thoroughly gentleman persona. He always met all the officials with warmth and respect. We found him a thorough professional person with beautiful heart. Niranjan shah and entire SCA salutes this Great Sports person and wish him best wishes for the future.
- By Prakash Bhatt
(Prakash Bhatt is prominent and famous Cricketer from Saurashtra. He has played 51 first class matches and scored 3300 runs. He has been captain for Ranji Trophy team of Saurashtra. He played in Duleep Trophy and Deodhar Trophy for West Zone. He also played professional cricket in England and Kenya. Presently, he is official BCCI match referee.)