Sangakkara to quit after India series

Kumar Sangakkara is currently playing his 132nd test against Pakistan in Colombo.

Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara. Picture: AFP.

COLOMBO - Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara will quit international cricket after the second test against India this year, the 37-year-old left-hander said on Saturday.

Sangakkara, who has scored more than 26,500 runs for his country, had already retired from one-day internationals and is currently playing his 132nd test against Pakistan in Colombo.

Factbox on Kumar Sangakkara, who announced on Saturday that he will quit international cricket during the home test series against India in August.

* Born on Oct. 27, 1977, in Matale.

* Played 404 one-day internationals since his 2000 debut, scoring 14,234 runs with a highest score of 169. Only Sachin Tendulkar of India (18,426) has scored more runs in 50-over cricket.

* Currently playing his 132nd test, Sangakkara has amassed 12,305 runs at a 58-plus average, which makes him Sri Lanka's most prolific batsman and fifth on the list of highest scorers of all time in test cricket.

* Sangakkara has registered 38 test hundreds and is one short of Australian great Donald Bradman's record 12 double centuries.

* He won two 50-over World Cup runners-up medals, in 2007 and 2011.

* He was part of the 2014 Twenty20 World Cup-winning squad.

* Sangakkara made 1,382 runs from 56 Twenty20 Internationals at an average of 31.40.

* He was a member of the Sri Lanka touring team in Pakistan that was attacked by gunmen in 2009.