Kumar Sangakkara is one of the legends of Sri Lanka. Probably he is the best batsman after Aravinda de Silva. His ODI and Test records is far better than any other Sri Lankan batsmen.
But here I am talking about his "blowing hot and cold in the same breath". He always tells about the favor of test. He tells he like playing tests. He tells he wants to play more test, but 2 matches test series is not good. At least there should be 3 tests in a series. Sri Lanka don't play more tests like England, Australia, South Africa. He always tells these and these.
But have you ever noticed what he has done actually? In 2009, he and other players, he was one of the main, tried to avoid Test series in England in favor of playing IPL. And that time they were successful. Sri Lanka canceled the tour to England.
Again in 2011, he and other senior players also tried to avoid Test series in England. Reason is the same, to play in IPL. But that time, he didn't come with team. He came to team to join the test. He didn't play practice matches. He told practice matches are not so important. And the result you know. He didn't play well in that series. In 2014, he canceled IPL and played county cricket to play well in England series. And yes, he played well in that tour.
In 2014, Sri Lanka canceled South Africa test series at home to arrange SLPL. Sangakkara was silent that time. But whenever he knew that SLPL was canceled, he started talking. He told that test series should be arranged.
There are many events, you better know. Now Sangakkara can play test cricket. As he has the form and fitness. But as he wants to play county crickt, IPL, BBL and others leagues he wants to retire.
Have I said wrong?