Sangakkara and Clarke Retire From All Forms of Cricket
The two great cricketers Sangakkara and Clarke retire from all forms of the cricket.The wicket-keeper batsman Sangakkara played his first test match on 20 July 2000 against South Africa and made his ODI debut against Pakistan in the same year on 5 July.
He had played 134 test matches in which he had scored 12400 runs with an average of 57.40 having scored 38 hundreds and 52 fifties with a top score of 319. Moreover, he had scored 14234 runs with an average of 41.98 in 404 ODI’s that he had played. Apart from being an excellent batsman, Sangakkara was also a very good wicket keeper.
Therefore, he has won many awards during his cricketing career. Some of the most important awards that he had won are: – ICC ODI Player of the Year 2011, ICC Test Cricketer of the Year 2012, ICC Cricketer of the Year 2012, ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year 2013 and many more.
In his last test match when Sangakkara walked out to bat in the first innings, Kohli organized a much-deserving guard of honor for Sangakkara as he made his way to the middle. Virat Kohli said that it was an absolute pleasure to have played in the same era as the great Sangakkara. Also check: iPhone 7 Specs
Michael Clarke, who retired as an Australian captain from all forms of cricket has also contributed a lot not only for his country Australia but also for the game of cricket.
Michael Clarke made his Test debut against India on 06-10-2004 and his ODI debut against England in the year 2003. His statistics surely represent his brilliance. Clarke has scored 8643 runs in his 115 tests that he had played having a top score of 329*. Also, in ODI’s he had scored 7981 runs in 245 matches. HE was the who led Australia to its 5th World Cup triumph after defeating New Zealand and winning the ICC World Cup 2015.
Unfortunately, both Clarke and Sangakkara were not able to make a large score in their last innings. Clarke was out for 15 runs and Sangakkara was out for 18 runs.
Also, Australia lost the Ashes which against England by 3-2, but they won the last test match by an innings and 46 runs to spare. Same was the case with Sri Lanka who lost the test match to India by 278 runs and the series was levelled by1-1.
All the very best and good luck to both the amazing cricketers for there second innings of their life.
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