Kumar Sangakkara picks Wasim Akram as ‘toughest bowler’

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

11th Aug, 2020. 11:54 am
Kumar Sangakkara

Former Sri Lanka Skipper Kumar Sangakkara in his recent interview picked out the toughest bowlers he faced in his cricket career.

During a recent ‘Q/A’ session organized by Marylebone Cricket Club’s Twitter handle, the Lankan veteran was quizzed about the toughest bowler faced in his career.

There, he named the ‘Sultan of Swing’, Wasim Akram and legendary Indian pacer, Zaheer Khan.

“Wasim Akram was a nightmare to face. Zaheer Khan, I faced many times and was extremely difficult also,” Sangakkara said during the session.

In his 15-year long illustrious career, the stylish Sri Lankan faced bowlers across generations. When he started out at the highest level, Akram was going through the twilight of his career.

Kumar Sangakkara was one of the most dangerous batsmen in world cricket throughout his career and testament to that is the fact that he finished as the second-highest run-scorer in world cricket, only after batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar.

In 594 international games across all formats, Sangakkara scored 28,016 runs at an average of 46.77.

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