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Watch: Kumar Sangakkara told to behave himself by Surrey

Sri Lanka batting legend Kumar Sangakkara has been turning tides in England county cricket. In spite of having been retired for some time, the 38-year old wicket-keeper batsman has not lost any of his elegance, his finesse, and his amazing touch. He plays conventional cricket and has been equally effective when it comes to unorthodox one. Sangakkara, after calling it a day from international cricket, has been seen playing English County cricket and is now serving the Surrey side for the Natwest T20 Blast.

The former Lankan skipper gave many the sign that his shot-making capacity was indeed intact when his county Surrey faced Hampshire in a domestic T20 encounter. He smashed 72 off just 35 deliveries in a simply flawless display of batting. In his free-flowing compilation, Sangakkara included a ‘Dil-Scoop’.

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This made Surrey cricket’s official Twitter handle tweet about the incident as they posted a video of the stroke and wrote, “Behave yourself @KumarSanga2.”

Surrey eventually went on to win the encounter by a mammoth 80 runs. Apart from the blitz from Kumar Sangakkara, Dominic Sibley gave the Lankan legend company with a virtuoso 67 off 49 deliveries. Surrey went on to amass 188 runs before the Ravi Rampaul and Dwayne Bravo led bowling attack blasted out the Hampshire batting for a paltry 108 in 16.3 overs. The overseas players in the form of Darren Sammy and Sean Ervine had little or no impact on proceedings.

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Sangakkara has been in fine form in the ongoing NatWest T20 Blast and has fired on almost all occasions when called upon to do so.

Watch: Kumar Sangakkara told to behave himself by Surrey

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