Speculations On Kumar Sangakkara's Entry Into Politics Spark Controversy On Social Media Platforms

Speculations on former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara's entry into politics has sparked a social media controversy in Sri Lanka. 

Although the 40 year old cricketer is yet to make an official statement on his political aspirations, many are convinced that he will join the Presidential election fray in 2020. 

When asked about the matter during the Cabinet press briefing last week, Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne said the ruling party would support Sangakkara's entry into national politics. 

Sangakkara was offered the Sri Lankan High Commissioner's post to the United Kingdom immediately after his retirement from international cricketer. The cricketer, at that point, declined the offer citing 'busy schedule and other commitments'.

However, it can be assumed that speculations on Sangakkara's political aspirations are fueled by former Pakistan cricket captain Imran Khan's rise to power during the country's General Election. 

Some vocal opposition supporters on social media, interestingly, are seemingly rattled by reports on Sangakkara's political entry. 

They opine that the former Cricket captain of Sri Lanka, who led the team to be runners up at the ICC World Cup in 2011, still lacks 'experience and political acumen' to become the country's next leader. 

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