Kasun Rajitha, Charith Asalanka and Pathum Nissanka get married on the same day
All three Sri Lanka cricketers are currently involved in ODI series against Afghanistan.
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Sri Lanka team is currently involved in the three-match ODI series against Afghanistan. The visitors led by Hashmatullah Shahidi currently lead the series 1-0 after two matches. Meanwhile, ahead of the third ODI, three Sri Lanka cricketers, Kasun Rajitha, Charith Asalanka and Pathum Nissanka got married on November 28 at three different locations in Colombo.
The development was confirmed by Newswire and Sri Lanka Cricket as well (on their Twitter handle). The fans are perplexed with the timing of their marriage as the team is in the middle of the ODI series and the final game is set to be played on November 30 with Sri Lanka looking to level the series.
Kasun Rajitha, Charith Asalanka, and, Pathum Nissanka must assemble back to join their national teammates as Sri Lanka will be facing the Afghans in the third and final One Day International at the very same venue.
2nd ODI between SL and AFG got washed out
As far as the series is concerned, the second ODI got washed out when it seemed as if Sri Lanka would level the series. They had restricted the visitors to only 236 runs after they opted to bat first. Despite half-centuries from Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Rahmat Shah, Afghanistan collapsed in the second half of the innings. Kasun Rajitha was one of the top performers picking up three wickets.
Sri Lanka, in response, had scored only 10 runs in 2.4 overs when rain made an appearance and play never resumed. They would've fancied chasing down 237 runs but rain never relented leading to the match getting called off. This has only complicated things for Sri Lanka in order to qualify for the World Cup next year.
Afghanistan, on the other hand, have been benefited and have qualified for the ODI World Cup in 2023. Sri Lanka will now hope to make amends and level the series on November 30.