at Cricket with Balls, Uncle J Rod takes a break from penning odes to Natalie
Portman and pushing pins into his Brad Hodge voodoo doll to hail the genius
of Kumar Sangakkara. Good timing on it as well, since Sangakkara then went on to
score a fluid 92 that same day and almost singlehandedly kept Sri Lanka
competitive in the first Test match of their home series against England.
While I definitely agree with the sentiment, I think Uncle J Rod gets the nomenclature wrong. Maybe it's just my anti-imperial contrariety showing here, but I think "king" is not the right term to use with Sangakkara. We need something better, something more in tune with the times; a term that conveys the sheer greatness of the man, his superior skill, and his clear standing above all others in his field (without reinforcing bullshit colonial myths about the superiority of royalty).
So how about this, instead: Kumar Sangakkara, the Heather Brooke of world cricket.
(Much better than any old King, no?)