DHAKA - Having announced his retirement from T20 internationals, Kumar Sangakkara Mar. 17 said that he would like to call time on his ODI career after the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The veteran Sri Lankan batsman termed it a "natural progression". "As far as ODI and Test cricket are concerned, it's hard to make a time frame. I am 36 years old now and will be 37 next year during the time of World Cup.
By next World Cup, I will be 41 and I don’t hope that I am playing then. So 2015 World Cup will be my last. It's a kind of natural progression," Sangakkara said during an interaction during the open session of Sri Lankan team Mar. 17. "For Test cricket, form, fitness and enjoyment factors are there for you to continue. There is no denying I am in the twilight of my career," he said. With Mahela Jayawardene also announcing his retirement from T20 Internationals, the transition phase in Lankan cricket is about to start just like it happened in India a few years back. But Sangakkara felt that Lahiru Thirimanne and Dinesh Chandimal are two players who will carry the Sanga-Mahela legacy. (PTI)