COLOMBO: Kumar Sangakkarra has decided to announce retirement from Twenty20 internationals after participating in the World T20 in Bangladesh, ARY News has learnt.
According to Sri Lankan media, the 36-year old Sri Lankan cricketer said that upcoming World T20 will be his last appearance.
“ I won't be playing any T20 internationals after this. It's sad, but that's the truth. It's not the end of my T20 career, though. I would like to play franchise based T20s.”
He has played 50 T20Is for Sri Lanka, scoring 1311 runs at an average of 32.77 and a strike rate of 120.
Sangakkara captained his team to the final of the 2009 World Twenty20, and had also been integral to Sri Lanka's charge to the 2012 final – both of which were lost.