Sangakkara wins award at Asian Awards 2015 in London

By Staff Writers | April 17, 2015

Photo
Kumar Sangakkara won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Sport at the 5th Asian Awards. © Areez Charania

Sri Lankan batting phenomenon Kumar Sangakkara has bagged an award at the Asian Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, England today.

Sangakkara won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Sport at the fifth edition of the Asian Awards, which also saw former One Direction band member Zayn Malik and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan pick up awards.

The 37-year-old Sangakkara is the second Sri Lankan to win the award after Muttiah Muralitharan who won it in 2011.

 
Last year, India's MS Dhoni was the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Sport award, while Sachin Tendulkar won it in the inaugural edition of the awards in 2010.

[ Photos: Kumar Sangakkara at the 5th Asian Awards ]

The Asian Awards celebrate the highest achievements from across the international Asian community, and this year's edition will support Prince Charles' charity The British Asian Trust.

© Island Cricket

 

Comments

SPCG's picture

Congrats! You totally deserve it. Play one more year of ODIs for Sri Lanka. We need you badly till someone else will fit into the no. 3 spot.

Anonymous's picture

Congrats, King Sanga!

Hollin Ariyawansa's picture

Congrats, my dear Hero

Merlin's picture
Member since:
7 December 2008
Last activity:
3 years 22 weeks

A champion! We salute you.

shiromiw's picture

congtaz!!!!

ANAND's picture

I STAND & SALUTE THE TRUE "LEGEND" TO PICK UP ANOTHER AWARD IN HIS KITTY. MY DEAR KUMAR, YOU MADE CRICKET PROUD.

WARMEST REGARDS FROM YOUR DIE HEART FAN FROM CHENNAI, INDIA
ANAND

Post new comment

Note
All anonymous comments are moderated.
  • Avoid abusive remarks and personal attacks.
  • Avoid posting unrelated links.
  • Avoid vulgar or obscene language.
Already a member? Log-in now. Not a member? Sign up for a new account.
CAPTCHA
This step helps us prevent automated submissions from spammers.
6 + 2 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.