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Kumar Sangakkara

Date de naissance: 27. octobre 1977

Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara est un joueur de cricket international srilankais né le 27 octobre 1977 à Matale. Gardien de guichet ou batteur spécialiste selon les périodes et les formats, il dispute son premier test-match et son premier One-day International avec l'équipe du Sri Lanka en 2000. En 2009, il succède à Mahela Jayawardene en tant que capitaine de la sélection, mais démissionne en 2011. Batteur prolifique, Sangakkara réalise régulièrement des scores élevés. Il est désigné « joueur de l'année » aux ICC Awards en 2012.

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„India always seem to be the more mature side in World Cups than Pakistan, no matter how many senior players are there in their squad“

—  Kumar Sangakkara

Sangakkara on how Pakistan is a better team than India, quoted on Sports.ndtv.com, "Why Pakistan Can Never Beat India in World Cups - Kumar Sangakkara, Sunil Gavaskar Explain" http://sports.ndtv.com/icc-world-twenty20-2016/news/256674-why-pakistan-can-never-beat-india-in-world-cups-kumar-sangakkara-sunil-gavaskar-explain, March 21, 2016.
Contexte: India always plays a big tournament in a very settled manner. They trust their players and are always consistent in their selection. They always approach a game with a sense of confidence in their abilities and the selection they have made. When it comes to Pakistan, they come to tournaments unsettled, with a lot of controversy and lots of doubts over selection. There seems to be lot of talk even within the team and around the team, even by the management. When it comes to crucial rivalry and the stakes are high, India seems to control their emotion and execute their game-plan. Whenever Pakistan play India, the former seems to be rattled. India always seem to be the more mature side in World Cups than Pakistan, no matter how many senior players are there in their squad.

„It's important to understand that when you're fielding is when you're essentially marshalling your troops, strategising and making the hard decisions. That's when you're really captaining. If you can break that down and come to grips with it, it becomes a bit easier“

—  Kumar Sangakkara

Contexte: Sangakkara: Sometimes, you fall into that trap where you think, 'I'm the captain and I've got to do a lot more than I was doing before'. But it's very important to compartmentalise leadership. When you're batting, you bat as a batsman and find ways to score runs. To be effective for your side, you don't have to have the captain's cap on all the time because it's just of no use, as if you do get out and are sitting in the dressing room, there's not much captaining left for you to do. It's important to understand that when you're fielding is when you're essentially marshalling your troops, strategising and making the hard decisions. That's when you're really captaining. If you can break that down and come to grips with it, it becomes a bit easier.

„It was rumored that @ShaneWarne was bitten by a snake during a dare on the show but don't worry twitterverse the snake is absolutely fine.“

—  Kumar Sangakkara

twitter post, Sangakkara referring to a recent incident when Shane Warne plunged headfirst into a box filled with snakes on an episode of Network Ten show "I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!". When Shane lowered his head into the box, an aggressive anaconda bit him, quoted on Sportskeeda, "Kumar Sangakkara trolls Shane Warne over the 'snake-bite' incident" http://www.sportskeeda.com/cricket/kumar-sangakkara-trolls-shane-warne-snake-bite-incident, March 3, 2016. "It's the last time I'll play a four day game here.I'll be 40 in a few months ,this is about the end of my time in county cricket."

„Disappointed we didn't win it for Sanga. We promised him we would play our best cricket, but we didn't. On behalf of the team, we can't thank Sanga enough for his services over the last 15 years.“

—  Kumar Sangakkara

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said that he was disappointed that the team could not gift a farewell win to batting great Kumar Sangakkara, who retired from cricket at the P Sara Oval, quoted on sports.ndtv, "Angelo Mathews Unhappy Sri Lanka Did Not Win it for Kumar Sangakkara" http://sports.ndtv.com/sri-lanka-vs-india-2015/news/247472-angelo-mathews-unhappy-sri-lanka-did-not-win-it-for-kumar-sangakkara, August 24, 2015.
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„I think he is one of the greatest, without a doubt. He is one of the game's terrific players and I wish him best for the future“

—  Kumar Sangakkara

Former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist has called Kumar Sangakkara a terrific player, quoted on sports.ndtv, "Kumar Sangakkara Was a Terrific Player, Says Adam Gilchrist" http://sports.ndtv.com/sri-lanka-vs-india-2015/news/247481-kumar-sangakkara-was-a-terrific-player-says-adam-gilchrist, August 24, 2015.
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„Disappointing to get only 150 after the start we got. Time now to take stock and reassess our squad to ensure the right combo for the t20 WC“

—  Kumar Sangakkara

Referring to the lose of Sri Lanka from a game against Pakistan (cricket), quoted on ZNews.India, "Kumar Sangakkara calls for reassessment of Sri Lankan team ahead of World Twenty20" http://zeenews.india.com/sports/cricket/asia-cup-2016/kumar-sangakkara-sri-lankan-legend-calls-for-reassessment-ahead-of-world-twenty20_1862556.html, March 5, 2016.

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„I just want to congratulate Kumar again on a wonderful career. I have spoken a lot about him, everyone has, in the last week, but I can't help saying it again that it has been an absolute pleasure playing with you.“

—  Kumar Sangakkara

Virat Kohli, "Virat Kohli Says it Has Been a Pleasure Playing With Kumar Sangakkara" http://sports.ndtv.com/sri-lanka-vs-india-2015/news/247470-virat-kohli-says-it-has-been-a-pleasure-playing-with-kumar-sangakkara, August 24, 2015.
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„Sri Lanka will suffer with their batting after Sangakkara's retirement. It will be very difficult for them to win the next Test without him around“

—  Kumar Sangakkara

Sunil Gavaskar, "Kumar Sangakkara's Retirement Will Hit Sri Lanka Hard, Says Sunil Gavaskar" http://sports.ndtv.com/sri-lanka-vs-india-2015/news/247486-kumar-sangakkara-s-retirement-will-hit-sri-lanka-hard-says-sunil-gavaskar, August 24, 2015.
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„You would always prefer to give back to your own country first but the way Mahela conducted himself as a player for Sri Lanka over the years has been exemplary“

—  Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara on Mahela as a coaching consultant for England, quoted on The Guardian, "Kumar Sangakkara: England made smart move on mentor Mahela Jayawardene" http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/mar/13/kumar-sangakkara-england-mahela-jayawardene-world-twenty20-sri-lanka, March 13, 2016.

„Sanga is a knowledgeable player and will be able to motivate the players“

—  Kumar Sangakkara

Mohan De Silva, the Honorary Secretary, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), on Sangakarra joining the Sri Lanka squad in India, quoted on Deccan Chronicle, "Kumar Sangakkara to join Sri Lanka squad in India" http://www.deccanchronicle.com/sports/cricket/160316/icc-world-twenty20-sangakkara-to-join-sri-lanka-squad.html, March 16, 2016.
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