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Post by KP_fan on Sun 23 Aug 2015, 12:27 pm

no magic inning in the farewell series......no fairy tale end......that takes away nothing from the career that was amazing.....averaging 58 over 12,000 test runs and 130 tests......double and triple hundreds....and a frontline WK for a part of his career

an inspirational figure for Lankan cricket...their greatest...and an unambiguous great in the era he played in clap clap clap

a satisfying career in every way
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Post by kingraf on Sun 23 Aug 2015, 1:17 pm

I really do hope he reconsiders for the third Test if Lanka lose.
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Post by alfie on Sun 23 Aug 2015, 2:11 pm

kingraf wrote:I really do hope he reconsiders for the third Test if Lanka lose.

Agreed. This was a bit of a flat finish.

But he won't.

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Post by Corporalhumblebucket on Sun 23 Aug 2015, 11:53 pm

I know it doesn't remotely compare with his stellar test match career, but it would be nice if Sanga scored a century, maybe in Surrey's next cc match, to get them promotion back to Div 1. He's massively well respected by the players at the Oval. Very Happy

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Mon 24 Aug 2015, 7:57 am

The greatest batsman of our generation, been a pleasure to watch Kumar - truly the end of an era.
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Post by Lowlandbrit on Wed 26 Aug 2015, 11:11 am

KP_fan wrote:a satisfying career in every way
Unless you're his father, apparently: http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket/did-kumar-sangakkara-achieve-his-true-potential-i-dont-believe-so-kshema-sangakkara/
For me, Don Bradman was the ultimate batsman. He scored a century once in every three innings. If you truly consider yourself to be a world-class batsman, you should be able to do that. Kumar did well, don’t get me wrong.
His 192 in a losing cause against Australia in Hobart always gets talked about a lot. It was my favourite knock. It was alright.

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Post by kingraf on Wed 26 Aug 2015, 1:25 pm

Lowlandbrit wrote:
KP_fan wrote:a satisfying career in every way
Unless you're his father, apparently: http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket/did-kumar-sangakkara-achieve-his-true-potential-i-dont-believe-so-kshema-sangakkara/
For me, Don Bradman was the ultimate batsman. He scored a century once in every three innings. If you truly consider yourself to be a world-class batsman, you should be able to do that. Kumar did well, don’t get me wrong.
His 192 in a losing cause against Australia in Hobart always gets talked about a lot. It was my favourite knock. It was alright.

Yeah I saw it. I particularly like the 192 quote. You can almost see him going from "My son played really well that day" to "Now that I think about, he did play and miss at two balls = failure"
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