Kumar Sangakkara dismiss rumors of making foray into politics

Sri Lanka’s batting legend Kumar Sangakkara today said he had no intention of making a foray into politics after local media reported he is eyeing next year’s Presidential elections.

Sangakkara’s comments came amid a media frenzy comparing him to Imran Khan, the cricketing great who is set to be sworn in as Pakistan’s Prime Minister on Saturday.

Several cricket legends in the country have successfully switched to politics.

Sri Lanka’s World Cup winning skipper Arjuna Ranatunga is a Minister in the current government, while former skipper Sanath Jayasuriya served as a Deputy Minister after he retired from the international game.

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