Zaheer Khan, Graeme Swann Challenged Me The Most: Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara, who retired from international cricket after Sri Lanka’s 278-run defeat against India, said he was sometimes unsuccessful against India. Ravichandran Ashwin might have disband in his last four innings, but the great cricketer Kumar Sangakkara on Monday rated veteran India pacer Zaheer Khan is one of most dangerous bowlers that he has faced so far during his 15-year long career in cricket. Asked who were the bowlers who challenged him over the years, Sangakkara said: “Ashwin in this series, but Zaheer Khan and Graeme Swann otherwise” Sangakkara said.

Zaheer khan with sangakkara

Bowlers that have challenged him

Sangakkara: when I’ve played against some of these bowlers, I’ve sometimes been unsuccessful. But, Zaheer always trying to refine your strategy and come out of that. Wasim Akram is someone I’ve played only when I was young, thankfully. He’s got me out once and his bowling style was fabulous. Playing against these cricketers is a big challenge.

Comparisons with Bradman and a former coach’s claim about Sangakkara being better

Sangakkara on Monday bid adieu to international cricket with 12,400 runs in 134 Tests at an average of 57.4. One of the greatest batsmen in Sri Lankan cricket, Sangakkara has long been compared with Australia’s Sir Don Bradman, especially by his childhood coach recently. But the 37-year-old wicket keeper-batsman preferred to downplay it by saying his coach must be joking. (Sangakkara Tells Sri Lanka to Play Fearless Cricket) “I think he might have been joking.

I watched Bradman bat on old grainy videos and he was exceptional. You take any of those great cricketers from any era and you put them here with the modern techniques, the modern training methods and he might have averaged much more. But there will always be comparisons but I am pretty secure in being Kumar Sangakkara and had played the game and achieved what I have in the game,” he said

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