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Ex-Sri Lankan skipper Lahiru Thirimanne hospitalised after accident

Thirimanne is understood to have been on pilgrimage when accident occurred
In this undated photo, Lahiru Thirimanne of Sri Lanka plays a shot. Reuters
In this undated photo, Lahiru Thirimanne of Sri Lanka plays a shot. Reuters

Ex-Sri Lanka skipper Lahiru Thirimanne was hospitalised following a car accident near the north-central city of Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka on Thursday, local media reported.

He was admitted to Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital with minor injuries sustained in the accident, Ada Derana, a Sri Lankan media outlet, reported while quoting police.

The car in which the former Sri Lankan cricketer was travelling had collided with a lorry arriving from the opposite direction at around 07:45am on Thursday morning, they added.

The driver of the lorry and another person were also hospitalized, according to the report.

 Photo via Ada Derana.
Photo via Ada Derana.

Thirimanne is understood to have been on pilgrimage when the accident occurred, ESPNcricinfo said.

 Photo via Ada Derana.
Photo via Ada Derana.

Thirimanne made his international debut in 2010 and played 44 Test matches, 127 ODIs and 26 T20Is. He was part of three T20 World Cup campaigns, including Sri Lanka’s win in 2014, and played two ODI World Cups.

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