Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara
(Sri Lankan Retired Cricketer)

Kumar Sangakkara
Nickname:Sanga
Profession:Retired Cricketer
Biography
Autobiography:NA
Biopic:NA
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.):177.8 cm
Weight (approx.):65 kg
Eye Colour:Black
Hair Colour:Black
Tattoos:NA
Personal Life
Date of Birth:2nd October 1977
Age (as on 2017):40 years
Birth Place:Matale, Sri Lanka
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:Scorpio
Nationality:Sri Lankan
School:Trinity College, Kandy
College:Trinity College, Kandy and Faculty of law, University of Colombo
Educational Qualifications:Graduate
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Family
Father:Chokshanada Sangakkara
Mother:Kumari Sangakkara
Sister:Thushari Sangakkara
Brother:Vemindra Sangakkara
Coach/Mentor:Sunil Fernando
Religion:Buddhism
Address:Colombo, Sri Lanka
Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test:20th July 2000 vs South Africa
ODI:5th July 2000 vs Pakistan
T20:15 June 2006 vs England
Jersey Number:#11 (International)
Domestic/State Team:Quetta Gladiators, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Warwickshire, Asia XI, Central Province, Colombo District Cricket Association, Deccan Chargers, Durham, Hobart Hurricanes, ICC World XI, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kandurata, Kandurata Maroons, Kings XI Punjab, Marylebone Cricket Club, Multan Sultans, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Surrey.
Nature on field:Calm
Likes to play against:Australia and India
Favourite Shot/Ball:Cover drive
Records
  • He is the highest ever run getter in ODI cricket for Sri Lanka with 14234 runs to his name. He achieved this feat on 29 January 2015.
  • He has scored over 12,000 runs in test cricket at a towering average of 57.40.
  • He has scalped the ICC ODI Cricketer of the year award twice in his illustrious career once in 2011 and the other time in 2013.
  • He has also bagged ICC Test cricketer of the year in 2012 and the same year he also won ICC Cricketer of the year.
Career Turning Point:Got selected in the Sri Lankan A team and he scored a brilliant century in one of the matches after which he got a call-up for the national squad.
Preferences
Hobbies:Reading
Favourite Batsmen:Brian Lara
Favourite Bowlers:Muttiah Muralitharan, Wasim Akram
Favourite Cricket Ground:Asgiriya Stadium
Favourite sports personalities:NA
Favourite Food:Rice and Curry
Favourite Actors/Actresses:Al Pacino and Robert De Niro/Claire Forlani and Julia Roberts
Favourite Films:Usual Suspects, Shawshank Redemption, Raginig Bull
Favourite Musicians/Singers:Led Zeppelin, U2
Favourite Book:Midnight’s Children
Smoking/Alcohol:No/Yes
Style Quotient
Cars Collection:BMW Jeep V8, Mercedes Jeep, Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status:Married
Affairs/Girlfriends:NA
Wife/Spouse:Yehali Sangakkara
Marriage Date:11th December 2017
Children:NA
Earnings
Net Worth:$21 million
Test Fee:NA
ODI Fee:NA
T20 Fee:NA
IPL 11:NA
Lesser Known Facts
  • Smoking: No
  • Drinking Alcohol: Yes
  • Sanga was more into studies and was inspired to become a lawyer.
  • In the year 2100, he became the youngest and first ever active International player to deliver a speech at the prestigious MCC Spirit of Cricket.
  • His speech was widely praised around the cricketing world and has been described as “one of the most important speeches in cricketing history”.
  • Sangakkara is considered as one of the most respected cricketers in the world.
  • He is currently the youngest and the second ever Sri Lankan to be invited for MCC World Cricket Committee. Second Sri Lankan to achieve this feat after Michael Tissera.
  • He is been involved in a number of charities, he is an active member of ‘Think Wise initiative’ launched by ICC. He is also involved with the United Nations programme on HIV-Aids and UNICEF.
  • He is also the Ambassador of Anti-narcotics program in Sri Lanka ,the president of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena appointed him after the Sri Lankan Parliamentary Elections in 2015.