Sangakkara was born to Kumari and Chokshanada Sangakkara at Matale in 1977. Sangakkara is a creation of the Trinity College, Kandy and was the ryde medalist of his year. Sangakkara began his career as a batsman but subsequently became a wicket-keeper. His batting has developed to such an extent that he once topped the ICC Test batting rankings. Sangakkara likes to hit the ball square of the wicket on the off-side and upon making a century, consistently continues on past 150.
On the 6 December 2007 he was named as the new Number 1 batsman in the ICC Test player rankings with a rating of 938, the maximum rating ever achieved by a Sri Lankan player, and became the first batsman ever to score in excess of 150 in four successive tests. He is the youngest of 4 siblings and has a brother and 2 sisters one of whom is a sportswoman herself a keen Tennis player. Find Kumar Sangakkara profile and stats of batting, bowling and fielding including latest updated news of Kumar Sangakkara, videos and images at Hamariweb.com. Also find detail Player profile and career statistics of Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka.