Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara was officially inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame on the 3rd day of the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand. Sangakkara was one of the 10 icons who entered the ICC Hall of Fame before the WTC final. His induction ceremony took place during the break on the 3rd day's play of the WTC final.
India legend Sunil Gavaskar bestowed him with the special cap and welcomed him into the ICC Hall of Fame. The first batsman to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket, Gavaskar had also inducted Rahul Dravid into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2018. Both Gavaskar and Sangakkara are doing the commentary in the ongoing WTC final. Check out the video of Sangakkara entering the ICC Hall of Fame -One of the greatest to have played the game, Sangakkara breached the 10,000-run mark in both Test and ODI cricket. He finished his red-ball career with 12400 runs at 57.40 and piled up 14234 runs in 50-over cricket. A member of the 2014 T20 World Cup-winning side, Sangakkara played 56 T20Is. The final of the ICC event was his last appearance in the shortest format.
Sangakkara scored 38 tons and 52 half-centuries in the longest format. He made his Test debut in 2000 and retired from the format in 2015, after playing his final match against India. He donned 134 Test caps.
Sangakkara's ODI debut came against Pakistan in Galle, in 2000. The second-highest run-scorer in ODIs, Sangakkara finished his career with 14234 runs in 404 matches. He scored 25 tons and 93 half-centuries. He was unstoppable in the final lap of his ODI career and scored four back-to-back centuries in the 2015 World Cup. He was dismissed for 45 in the first quarter-final of the ICC event, which Sri Lanka lost to South Africa.