Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara retired from international cricket following his team's crushing 278-run defeat at the hands of Virat Kohli-led India in the 2nd Test at the P Sara Oval stadium in Colombo on 24 August.
The left-hander, who has been a consistent performer for the Lankans in international cricket, missed out in his last innings after being dismissed for 18 runs by Ravichandran Ashwin on Day 4. The left-hander struggled to negate the probing deliveries of Ashwin who now holds a unique record of dismissing the Sri Lankan great in his last four innings.
Ashwin might have got the better of Sangakkara recently, but he isn't the only Indian bowler that has troubled the left-hander in his 15-year-long career. Amongst the Indian bowlers, no one has dismissed Sangakkara across all formats in international cricket more often than veteran seamer Zaheer Khan.
Here's a look at the five Indian bowlers who hold the record of most dismissals against Sri Lanka's greatest ever batsman Kumar Sangakkara:
Former Indian seamer Zaheer Khan got the better of Kumar Sangakkara on 11 occasions - most by an Indian bowler across all formats in international cricket. The left-arm seamer has dismissed the Sri Lankan batting great five times in ODIs and on six occasions in Test cricket. In his 11 dismissals off Zaheer, Sangakkara was out caught five times, bowled twice, caught and bowled thrice and lbw on one occasion.
Just one shy of his teammate Zaheer, Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has dismissed Kumar Sangakkara on 10 occasions. Harbhajan sent Kumar Sangakkara packing on three occasions in Tests and seven times in ODIs. In his 10 dismissals against Harbhajan, Sangakkara was out caught five times, bowled twice, stumped twice and lbw on one occasion.
India's frontline spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has dismissed Kumar Sangakkara on seven occasions in international cricket. Ashwin has dismissed the Sri Lankan left-hander four times in Tests and on seven occasions in ODIs. Out of the his seven dismissals, Sangakkara has always got out caught against Ashwin who now holds a unique record of scalping the left-hander in his last four innings.
Virender Sehwag's name in this list might surprise a lot of people but the fact that the part-time spinner has dismissed Kumar Sangakkara on seven occasions proves that the Sri Lankan cricketer clearly struggled against him. Sehwag got the better of Sangakkara on five occasions in ODIs and twice in Tests. In his seven dismissals against Sehwag, the left-handed batsman got out caught five times, bowled once and stumped on one occasion.
Out of favour Indian seamer Irfan Pathan has dismissed Kumar Sangakkara on six occasions in international cricket. Pathan has scalped Sangakkara five times in ODIs and once in Test cricket. Out of his six dismissals against Pathan, Sangakkara got out caught on five occasions and lbw just once.