Wasim Akram was a nightmare to face says Kumar Sangakkara

Wasim Akram was a nightmare to face says Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara, in a question and answer session with the Marylebone Cricket Club, revealed that he faced difficulties dealing with two left-arm pacemakers, Zaheer Khan and Wasim Akram, during his playing days. Wasim Akram was a nightmare to face says Kumar Sangakkara. The southpaw also hailed Sir Vivian Richards and Brian Lara as his favorite batsmen in world cricket.

During his playing career, Kumar Sangakkara was widely regarded as one of the most technically solid batsmen in world cricket. Throughout his 15-year career, the southpaw scored 28,016 runs and in his career, the Lankan legend faced some fierce opponents.

The former Sri Lankan captain, in a question and answer session on Twitter, revealed that he was having a difficult time facing the legendary Pakistani pacemaker Wasim Akram and the Indian Zaheer Khan. Both during his playing days gave the Sri Lankan hitter a tough time in the past.

In another question, he was asked to choose one player out of three (Steve Smith, Virat Kohli, and himself) to mark a century to win a test match. Answering that question, Sangakkara politely said that he would not choose himself in such a high-pressure situation and that he would rather choose Virat or Smith to do the team’s work.

The 42-year-old Sri Lankan also hailed two legendary West Indies hitters, Sir Vivian Richards and Brian Lara, as two of his favorite hitters in world cricket. Before Brian Lara made his debut, the southpaw admitted that it was Richards he looked up to, in his cricket life.