In the world of cricket, names don’t get much bigger than Kumar Sangakkara. The 37-year-old Sri Lankan player has earned the accolades of just about everyone in the sport, so when he retired this week after an illustrious career . Several thousand cheering fans, many of them schoolchildren waving Sri Lankan flags along with VIPs, turned out to salute Sangakkara at the end of the second Test against India in Colombo. Thousands turned out on Sunday to see Sangakkara's final international innings. But he was denied a dream end to his career when he was caught tapping a full toss to the short mid-wicket fielder for 18 . Sangakkara was one of the leading cricketers in world cricket for the last 15 years during which played in 134 Tests (scoring 12,400 runs, 182 catches (131 catches as a wicket-keeper) as well as 20 stumpings), 404 ODIs (14,234 runs, 402 catches (383 as wicket-keeper) and 99 stumpings) and 56 T20Is (1,382 runs, 26 catches as wicket-keeper and 20 stumpings). He also led Sri Lanka in 15 Tests, 45 ODIs and 22 ODIs. One of his finest hours came when he inspired Sri Lanka to the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011.