Kumar Sangakkara impressed by Angelo Mathews during England tour

Kumar Sangakkara pays tribute to Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews for his role in the series win over England.

Kumar Sangakkara has paid tribute to Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews for his role in their first Test series victory in England.

Mathews was named his team's man of the series for scoring a century in each Test match, and Sangakkara was eager to reveal his admiration for the skipper after the game at Headingley.

"Mathews showed he is a fantastic young man," the 36-year-old, who led the team for two years until resigning in 2011, told members of the media.

"The way he led us through the tour - through the best of times and some controversy - showed the strength of his character."

Mathews was given the captaincy in February 2013.

Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara plays a shot during the opening day of the third and final cricket Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Sharjah International Cricket Stadium in the Gulf emirate of Sharjah on January 16, 2014
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