Sangakkara a `great role model for young cricketers`, says Mahmood

Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has heaped praise on veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara, saying that the latter is a great role model for all young aspiring cricketers.

Mahmood said that Sangakkara has been a fantastic ambassador for not only Sri Lankan cricket, but the game of cricket all over the globe, Pak Passion reported.

He insisted that Sangakkara’s records and achievements were extraordinary and he’s a great role model for any young cricketer.

The Pakistani all rounder further said that the Sri Lankan veteran has always been very strict in terms of maintaining his fitness, and even close to retirement, he has never been complacent on part of his training at the nets.

Sangakkara, who is currently featuring in the three-match Test series against India, will retire from international cricket after the ongoing second Test at the P.Sara Oval in Colombo. (ANI)