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Sangakkarra to retire from T20Is after World T20

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.

 

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