I’ll Miss Cricket Terribly; Sangakara
Ex-Sri Lanka Captain Kumar Sangakkara says he will miss cricket “terribly” but believes he is retiring from the first-class game at the right time.
Sangakkara, 39, made 35 not out in his final first-class innings for Surrey against Lancashire on Wednesday.
He is fifth on the list of all-time run scorers in Test cricket, with 12,400 runs in 134 appearances.
“Sometimes you hold on a bit too long and I always think it’s better to let go a bit sooner than later,” he said.
Left-handed batsman Sangakkara, who will turn 40 on 27 October, ended his first-class career with 20,911 runs.
Almost 1,500 of those runs came for Surrey in the County Championship this season at an average of 106.50.