Kumar Sangakkara wants Bradman’s record

January 12, 2015

Kumar Sangakkara the Sri Lanka great reached his 11th Test double century to go one behind Australia’s legend Don Bradman all-time record of 12.

He scored a fantastic 203 on day two of the second Test against New Zealand which helped his side to post a score of 356 all out and a lead of 135 runs.

Kumar said “It’s really hard to predict what will happen and what my thoughts will be at the end of the World Cup about my future.”

The player stated he would be retiring from ODI’s after the World cup in February but no decision has been made on his Test career. The 37 year old said he will “see whether there are a few more months of cricket in me Test-wise”.

Leading double centurions in Test cricket
12- Don Bradman
11- Kumar Sangakkara
9- Brian Lara
7- Wally Hammond & Mahela Jayawardene
6- Marvin Atapattu, Virenher Sehwag, Javid Miandad, Ricky Ponting & Sachin Tendulkar.

Earlier on in his innings Sangakkara also became the fastest player to reach 12,000 Test runs, doing so in just 130 matches and 224 innings.

Kumar is very much a player who has gone about his business under the radar for a number of years. With big names such as Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting & Brian Lara losing records because of him. This has to make him one of the greats also does it not?

If that isn’t enough for you then be sure that Sangakkara will be giving Bradman’s record of 12 double Test centuries a good go before he hangs up his boots.

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