You know that you are special when a legend himself believes that you are going to create something exceptional. Virat Kohli certainly came across all those feelings but the latest one from Kumar Sangakkara will make him feel good as everyone knows what Kumar Sangakkara is made of in the International cricket.
Kumar Sangakkara expressed his opinion on Twitter when BBC reporter from Sri Lanka, Azzam Ameen tweeted saying that Kumar Sangakkara’s tally of 2868 runs in a year (2014) will remain at the top with most runs scored by a batsman in a year. However, Kumar Sangakkara showed his nature as a person by giving a humble reply.
Azzam Ameen’s tweet read ”Kumar Sangakkara’s 2868 runs in 2014 will remain as the highest tally ever recorded in a calendar year as Virat Kohli ends the year 2017 with 2818 runs.” To which, Kumar replied quoting ”I don’t think that will last long the way Virat Kohli is batting. He will probably overtake it next year and then do it again the year after. He is a different class.”
Apart from the latest incident, Virat Kohli and Kumar Sangakkara often shared a nice bond on and off the field. We have already witnessed both accolading each other during Kumar’s playing days and they never took a backward step whenever there is an opportunity to praise each other.
Coming to Virat Kohli’s professional career, he requested rest from BCCI for the limited overs series against Sri Lanka in order to take much-needed rest ahead of the key clash against South Africa in the upcoming month. While Kumar Sangakkara is showing his charm all over the world by marking his presence in franchise cricket.
Here is his tweet:
Kumar Sangakkara’s 2868 runs in 2014 will remain as the highest tally ever recorded in a calendar year as Virat Kohli ends year 2017 with 2818 runs #Cricket
— Azzam Ameen (@AzzamAmeen) December 5, 2017
I don’t think that will last long the way @imVkohli is batting. He will probably overtake it next year and then do it again the year after. He is a different class.
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) December 6, 2017