Kumar Sangakkara’s last five County Championship innings have been 136, 105, 114, 120 and 200.
Today’s double hundred came in a team total of just 369.
And he wasn’t even put off by snapping his bat in half.
Sanga’s bat ends up in two pieces off the bowling of Wagner, and there’s a brief break whilst he collects another.
Surrey 343/7. pic.twitter.com/TXL7kvmRMf
— Surrey Cricket (@surreycricket) May 27, 2017
It’s hard to avoid the sense that he’s playing completely the wrong standard of cricket.
We know it’s only mid-season and there are plenty of matches to come, but form like this demands only one thing: that Kumar Sangakkara’s dad get him a Transformer as a reward.
But will he get him one? We doubt it.
Kshema Sangakkara described his son’s four hundreds in four matches at the World Cup as “a good achievement” and went on to outline the yardstick against which he is measured.
“For me, Don Bradman was the ultimate batsman. He scored a century once in every three innings. If you truly consider yourself to be a world-class batsman, you should be able to do that. Kumar did well, don’t get me wrong. But did he achieve his true potential? I don’t think so.”
But on the off chance that Kshema’s softening in the twilight days of his son’s playing career, we’re going to recommend that he invest in Ultramagnus as a gift for him.
In vehicle form, Ultramagnus is capable of carrying his mates, so he seems an appropriate choice.