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Sri Lanka great Sangakkara to retire from first-class game

Kumar Sangakkara

By: Sarwar Alam

Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara has announced he will retire from first-class cricket at the end of the present English county championship season in September. The 39-year-old — fifth in the list of all-time Test run scorers averaging more than 57 runs in 134 Tests, making 11 double centuries — is still in prime form having scored two centuries for Surrey in their match with Middlesex which finished on Monday. However, Sangakkara — also one of the all-time great limited overs batsmen and a member of the Sri Lanka side that reached both the 2007 and 2011 World Cup finals (losing…

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