The Champion Returns – Kumar Sangakkara reveals all (Exclusive Interview)

The Champion Returns – Kumar Sangakkara reveals all (Exclusive Interview)

Written by Staff Writer

28 Apr, 2014 | 12:12 pm

Champion Cricketer, Kumar Sangakkara joined a special live programme organised by Yes FM on Sunday evening at Stein Studios in Ratmalana.

The special programme named The Champion Returns was aired on MTV Sports.

Kumar Sangakkara’s wife Yehali also joined the programme.

In this special programme, Sangakkara revealed experiences with his team mates before the World T20 Finals at Sri Lanka made history, grabbing a World Cup after eighteen years.

In reply to a question asked by a fan during the interview, whether Sanga will finish his law degree or not, the cricketer replied that he had just gone to the UGC the day before the show, to inquire whether they will ‘take him back’.

The programme also had Sangakkara answering questions about his personal life. When in reply to a question by Shaq who asked what the role that his wife Yehali played in his life, Sanga said:

[quote]We have been together for almost 20 years. Just celebrated being married for 11 years on the 21st of April. So its been a long time. It’s tough. It’s tougher for the family than it is for the cricketer. She’s kept me out of trouble in a lot of ways. That’s been a huge support role for me.[/quote]

The moment captured the attention of the general public.

One of the highlights of the programme was when Sanga’s long-time best friend ‘Maiya’ or Mahela Jayawardene joined over the phone along with cricket legends such as International Cricket Commentator, Russell Arnolds and West Indies Cricket Captain Darren Sammy.

The audience also got the opportunity to ask questions from their cricket champion.

Sangakkara was also presented with a special gift, a painting of him and his best friend Mahela, from one of his fans.

shaq live with sanga 3

Excerpts of the programme can be viewed below. Await the repeat telecast of the programme on MTV Sports andon  our Youtube channel.

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