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Birthday Special: Such a unique record in the name of Kumar Sangakkara, in which only Don Bradman is ahead of him

Highlights

Kumar Sangakkara is the second highest run-scorer in international cricket.
He has scored 12400 runs in Tests, 14234 in ODIs and 1382 runs in International T20s.
Next in this list is the God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar

New Delhi. Kumar Sangakkara, one of the greatest wicket-keeper batsmen in world cricket, is celebrating his 45th birthday on Thursday (27 October). Sangakkara, who played international cricket for Sri Lanka for 15 years, set many such milestones in his career, which every cricketer dreams of.
Sangakkara, who scored more than 47000 runs in his career, is counted among the greatest cricketers not only in Sri Lanka but in the world. Sangakkara made his One Day International debut against Pakistan on 5 July 2000, while his first Test debut was played against South Africa on 20 July 2000.

Today, on Sangakkara’s birthday (27 October), we are telling you about a record that no one has been able to break so far and only Sir Don Bradman is ahead of him.

Sangakkara is second in terms of scoring the most runs in international cricket. Sangakkara played international cricket for Sri Lanka for almost 15 years. During this, he has scored 12400 runs in Tests, 14234 in ODIs and 1382 runs in International T20s. In this way, Sangakkara has 28016 runs recorded in international cricket at an average of 46.77. Next in this list is the God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar. He has 34,357 runs to his name in international cricket.

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The record in which only Bradman is ahead of him
Kumar Sangakkara is the second player to score the most double centuries (11) in Test cricket. Sangakkara has 11 double centuries including one triple century in Test cricket. Sir Don Bradman (12) is at number one in terms of scoring the most double centuries in Test cricket. No one has been able to break this record of Sangakkara so far.

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Highest run-scorer of Sri Lanka in Test-ODI
Sangakkara holds the record for scoring the most runs in ODI cricket for Sri Lanka. Sangakkara has scored 13,975 runs in 397 matches for Sri Lanka. He has scored 12,400 runs in 134 Test matches. Sangakkara, who has scored 93 half-centuries in ODIs, is at number two in terms of most fifties in this format.

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Sangakkara’s Records

  • Highest run-scorer as a wicketkeeper in One Day Internationals.
  • He is the highest run-scorer (13,262) in ODIs as a wicketkeeper.
  • Sangakkara is the batsman to score the most (37) centuries while playing at number three in Test cricket.
  • He is the only batsman in the world to score four consecutive centuries in the World Cup.
  • Sangakkara is the batsman who has scored the most centuries (38) and most fifties (52) for Sri Lanka in Tests.
  • Sangakkara’s name also holds the record for most dismissals behind the wicket in the World Cup (54).
  • Sangakkara scored 28 016 runs in 594 international matches, scoring 63 centuries.

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