Sangakkara may retire from ODIs after World Cup

"I'm fully aware that it's fast approaching the time when either you go, or you get asked to leave"

“I’m fully aware that it’s fast approaching the time when either you go, or you get asked to leave”

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Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara has hinted that he may retire from ODI cricket following the conclusion of the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Sangakkara has already quit playing Twenty20 Internationals and the consideration of retiring from ODI cricket could be seen as a move to prolong his illustrious Test career.

“That [2015 World Cup] might be my last assignment in that form of the game, and looking at Test cricket, there might be another series left in me,” Sangakkara said. “It depends on the chat I’ll have with the selectors and the authorities back home. I’ll be 37 at the end of this year, and I’m fully aware that it’s fast approaching the time when either you go, or you get asked to leave.

“I still enjoy playing, and wearing the Sri Lankan shirt. There’s still a huge enjoyment factor that comes with playing. As players, we’re been very, very lucky. It’s a high-paid job that allows you to travel the world and earn a living playing outdoors. I can’t really complain.”

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