Thank you, Sangakkara! Sri Lankan cricket legend hailed on Twitter
Virat Kohli and the Indian team also receive praise for their guard of honour as well as gestures on the field when the iconic cricketer came out to bat.
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Virat Kohli may have gotten a lot of flak early in his career for his aggressive behaviour on field but after reading his note to retiring Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara, there can be little doubt about the Indian captain's sportsmanship.
Kohli and the Indian team were praised for their guard of honour as well as gestures on the field when Sangakkara came out to bat in his final two innings in the ongoing Test against India. Read more.
An outstanding career of an outstanding player comes to an end. Well played Kumar Sangakkara. @KumarSanga2— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 23, 2015
It appears Sangakkara has retired from Jap cricket pic.twitter.com/VGlQTEAuNY— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) August 24, 2015
On the day Sangakkara played his last Test innings, a piece from 2014 on him and other Sri Lankan batting greats: https://t.co/OQ9Kv6hRw4— Ramachandra Guha (@Ram_Guha) August 23, 2015
Thank you, Kumar Sangakkara for the entertainment, the learning, the humility, and everything else a sports fan could ask for.— Sachin Kalbag (@SachinKalbag) August 23, 2015
Always liked Sangakkara's batting though! Confident, classy, fluid, stylish touch player! Came at 'crucial' situations most of the time.— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) August 21, 2015
Well played @KumarSanga2. You have been a terrific ambassador for the game & a thorough gentleman. Warm welcome to the club of the Retired!— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 23, 2015
Look forward to @KumarSanga2 become PM of Sri Lanka one day! Well played on and off the field!— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) August 24, 2015
@KumarSanga2 only one who scored more than 10,000 runs who has higher average in last quarter of his career. Like wine, got better with age.— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) August 23, 2015
A gentleman beyond the game well played @KumarSanga2 you are legend thank u for memories??????— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) August 23, 2015
Very organised & neat with his cricket was Kumar Sangakkara,for someone who is extremely messy at home according to his wife, Yehali.— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) August 24, 2015
Heartiest Congratulations to @KumarSanga2 champion ckter,a career one can only dream of, every left hander including me wanted2bat like u— Kartik Murali (@kartikmurali) August 23, 2015
Kumar Sangakkara One of the best batsmen in the history of cricket The game of cricket won't be the same w/o you pic.twitter.com/FKp2XZH396— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) August 23, 2015