Kumar Sangakkara to decide on British HC post offer

Sri Lankan cricketing icon Kumar Sangakkara said yesterday he was surprised by President Maithripala Sirisena's invitation to take up a diplomatic posting as Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to Britain.He said he would discuss it with the President before taking a decision.


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I think KS is playing with the President. I feel that he thought that the offer from the president as a "small jab" at him for preferring SL over Surrey. By pretending to accept the offer , Sangakkaa has put the president in a spot. Some are criticizing the President for this offer.

Do you think KS will go for a field that is new to him when he is so proficient and well accepted in cricket? It is not logical. He is smart enough to know that if he takes up the High Commissioner position, career diplomats from England will make a joke out of him just like Ashwin did during the 4 innings in the last 2 test matches.
I hope this incident will teach our President not to "Run his Mouth" and act like a leader of a country. If really meant it, he should have invited KS for a private meeting to discuss the matter.

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