COLOMBO: In a heartwarming message to retiring Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma’s beau and Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli said that he felt ‘lucky’ to have played in the same era as the legendary cricketer.
“Dear Sanga, it’s been an absolute pleasure knowing you as a person first and no words can explain you great cricketing achievements,” 26-year-old Kohli wrote in his message to the Lankan legend. An image of his message was shared by the BCCI on Facebook.
“You have inspired so many people and shown them the way. Lucky to have played in the same era as you. Thanks for everything. God bless you and your family and wish you the best in life ahead,” he added.
37-year-old Kumar Sangakkara is considered to be one of the greatest batsmen to have emerged from the island nation. He recently declared that he would say good bye to the game after the second Test against India in the ongoing three-match series.
The stylish left-hander has ended with 12,400 runs in 134 Tests at an average of 57.40 and 14234 runs from 404 ODIs at 41.98.