Kumar Sangakkara: Holding records

first_img“I have so many people to thank here,” Sangakkara said in his farewell speech as he retired from International cricket. He bid world cricket adieu with the modesty and dignity that he had brought along. A legendary batsman and one of the best wicket keepers in the history of the game, Sanga has always been known for his humility and tenacity. The Sri Lankan cricketer received a standing ovation at P Sara Oval as he walked towards the pavilion for the last time. The Indian team also felicitated Sanga with a guard of honour before the start of the day’s play.Though his swansong innings was not at par with his best performances, Sangakkara has achieved more than enough to be remembered forever by cricket lovers.Let’s take a look at the records he has in his kitty, both as a batsman and a keeper:First Sri Lankan cricketer to get past 14,000 runsHe became the first batsman in ODI history to hit four consecutive centuries at the 2015 World Cup and has averaged 86.20 with a strike-rate of 102.86 in ODIs this yearHe is the fastest batsman to get 8,000, 9,000, 11,000 and 12,000 runs in 152, 172, 208 and 224 matches, respectivelyHighest partnership for any wicket: 624 for the third wicket by Kumara Sangakkara (287) and Mahela Jayawardene (374) against South Africa in 2006 Most partnership runs for third wicket: Kumara Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene (scored 5,890 runs)Most runs in cricket in all formats of the game in a calendar year – Sangakkara scored 2868 runs in year 2014 1,493 in tests, 1,256 in ODIs and 119 T20 InternationalsIn his Test match career he scored 38 centuries and 52 half-centuries from 134 matchesSangakkara also holds the most number of double tons with 11 in modern test cricket, second only to Sir Donald Bradman’s 12advertisement Sangakkara is second only to Indian Sachin Tendulkar, where Sangakkara scored 28,016 international runs and Tendulkar has scored 34,357 international runsAs a wicketkeeper, Sangakkara holds the record of most dismissals in ODI with 482 dismissals including 383 catches and 99 stumpingsHe also holds the record of the most dismissals in World Cup matches with 54.last_img read more

Elle Fanning Women expected to be jealous in Hollywood

first_imgLos Angeles: Actress Elle Fanning says women are expected to be “super jealous” in Hollywood. In an interview to Tatler magazine, Fanning said women are told to pit themselves against one another in Hollywood, reports femalefirst.co.uk. “There is a stigma placed on women in any workplace, especially in Hollywood. You must be super competitive and super jealous. And it’s something that people want to project, but it’s actually not the case,” she said. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger The “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” star had a passion for acting from a young age. She used to act scenes with her sister Dakota Fanning. “Well, I saw my sister doing it and I was a huge ham growing up. We would constantly put on these scenes around the house. It wasn’t for anyone, only for ourselves. We would do lines, characters, it was very funny. “It just felt right at home for us… We weren’t supposed to do this at all. My mom played tennis, my dad played baseball, my mom’s dad was a quarterback in the NFL. We were supposed to play tennis or something,” she said.last_img read more