Colombo: Sri Lankan Cricketer Kumar Sangakara was offered the post of country’s High Commissioner post his retirement from the International Cricket. Sangakkara was paraded around the ground on the shoulders of team-mates. He was also presented with a signed shirt by India captain Virat Kohli before being addressed by Sri Lanka’s president in a televised ceremony.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena offered the island’s top envoy in Britain to Sangakkara, who laughed in surprise.
Reacting to the offer Sangakara said, “”It was a surprise, I have to go and think about it and discuss with his excellency.”
He added, “I respect the offer made by the president. I don’t have enough experience or knowledge to do a job like that.”