[Audio Interview] ‘Asia is the life blood of cricket’ – Sangakkara speaks to BBC


"Now looking back on it, even immediately after the incident, we were watching the footage on the TV, and it was as if it was happening to someone else. It hadn’t really sunken in," said Kumar Sangakkara who recently spoke to to the BBC’s Anbarasan Ethirajan.

Sri Lanka’s new skipper felt that cricketers were living in a bubble and the attacks in Pakistan opened their eyes to the stark realities of modern day terrorism. 

"That whole experience put things into perspective for us. Up until that time we were – kind of – very naive. Living in this cricket bubble in Asia," added Sangakkara. 

When asked if the attacks would change the nature of cricket in the sub continent Sangakkara felt that Asia was the life blood of cricket and nothing will change the passion the people have for the sport.

Click here to listen to the BBC audio interview. 

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