Melbourne, Feb 26: Sri Lanka's left-handed batsman Kumar Sangakkara today achieved another milestone in his illustrious career. He celebrated it with his 22nd ODI ton.
Sangakkara, on Thursday, became only the 4th player in One Day International history to feature in 400 or more matches. The 37-year-old was today playing his 400th ODI, against Bangladesh in a Pool A match of ICC World Cup 2015 at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Sangakkara, the wicketkeeper-batsman, made his ODI debut agaisnt Pakistan in Galle on July 5, 2000. Since then, he has gone on to become of the greats of the game, having scored 13,739 runs before today in 399 ODIs. His Test record is also very impressive with 12,203 runs from 130 matches (38 tons).
Sangakkara is the third Sri Lankan to feature in 400 or more ODIs, after Sanath Jayasuriya and Mahela Jayawardene, who is also playing in this match.
The all-time list is headed by former India captain and batting legend Sachin Tendulkar with 463 caps.
Most ODIs (as on February 26)
463 - Sachin Tendulkar
445 - Sanath Jayasuriya
444 - Mahela Jayawardene
400 - Kumar Sangakkara