Sangakkara leads Sri Lanka plaudits after historic triumph
Kumar Sangakkara led the plaudits after Sri Lanka sealed a historic series win in South Africa.
The Lions' eight-wicket success was wrapped up on the third day and secured a 2-0 whitewash.
It means Sri Lanka are the first Asian nation to win a Test series in South Africa.
Afterwards, Lions legend Sangakkara was among a host of stars who took to Twitter to laud the side's achievement.
Congratulations @OfficialSLC for achieving what no other Sri Lankan team has ever come close to. Huge character shown by all concerned with The team, coaching staff and management having been under tremendous pressure. A team effort for the ages. Keep believing and keep fighting— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) February 23, 2019
Bravo Boys ! Congratulations to Captain Dimuth and the team , thank you for keeping the promise and Sri Lanka Cricket Alive ! First Asian team to win a series against SA in South Africa ,well done— Harin Fernando (@fernandoharin) February 23, 2019
Congratulations !!! Great team work to achieve something special. proud of the boys.. Well done @IamDimuth and the team.— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) February 23, 2019
Really happy for the boys, fantastic team effort. This series win among the Top achievements of Sri Lanka Cricket. Well done @iamdimuth & team, Coaching staff.— Rangana Herath (@HerathRSL) February 23, 2019