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Avishka Fernando’s father faints during his match-winning knock in Colombo

first_img India Today Web Desk ColomboJuly 29, 2019UPDATED: July 29, 2019 22:23 IST Sri Lanka’s Avishka Fernando celebrates scoring a half century during the second one-day international (AP)HIGHLIGHTSAvishka Fernando smashed a quick fire 75-ball 82 in a bid to help his team win the matchFernando hit two sixes and nine fours in his innings before being caught by IqbalFernando’s father, who is diabetic, had crumpled due to low sugarSri Lankan opener Avishka Fernando’s father had collapsed during the 2nd One Day International (ODI) against Bangladesh on Sunday, at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.Fernando smashed a quick fire 75-ball 82 in a bid to help his team win the match when this incident happened.The Sri Lankan young batsman, who was putting his efforts to take his team towards victory, was not aware of his father’s illness during the match. Reportedly, Fernando’s father, who is diabetic had crumpled due to low sugar, was immediately rushed to hospital.”Yes, I know that that happened when I was batting, but I only found out my father was admitted after I got out. But now it’s not as bad as it was, he’s in a better condition. That’s what I heard over the phone,” Fernando was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.Sri Lanka opener Avishka Fernando’s father has been admitted to hospital after he was fainted while watching 2nd ODI between Sri Lanka & Bangladesh played at R Premadasa stadium. Avishka on 77*. #SLvBAN pic.twitter.com/wLXhD1UShnManjula Basnayake (@BasnayakeM) July 28, 2019Fernando’s fireworks guided his side to a successful 239-run target and seal the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh.Fernando hit two sixes and nine fours in his innings before being caught by Iqbal off the bowling of Mustafizur Rahman.Bangladesh scored 238-8 after captain Tamim Iqbal chose to bat first. In response to that, Sri Lanka reached 242-3 in the 45th over with 32 deliveries to spare. Angelo Mathews made 52 not out and Kusal Mendis hit an unbeaten 41.advertisementRead more | Ravi Shastri rubbishes Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma rift rumoursAlso see: For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow avishka fernandoFollow ColomboFollow ODIFollow BangladeshFollow SL vs Ban Avishka Fernando’s father faints during his match-winning knock in ColomboAvishka Fernando who was putting his efforts to take his team towards victory, was not aware of his father’s illness during the match.advertisementlast_img

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