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Kusal Mendis thanks Virat Kohli for amazing willows

By the look of things, it is apparent that the Indian skipper would have given away some good bats to the Sri Lankan cricketers

Kusal Mendis Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan cricketer Kusal Mendis raises his bat and helmet in celebration after scoring a century. (Photo by LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Sri Lankan batsman Kusal Mendis has been out of action for quite some time now. Ever since he picked up an injury earlier this season, he has found it difficult to stage a comeback to the team and prove his match fitness. Despite these worries, the elegant batsman seems to be in a jovial mood. He recently posted an update on the micro-blogging site Twitter expressing his happiness over something special.

Well, his update was not very easy to decipher and it kept many people guessing as to what it could potentially be about. In his tweet, he thanked the Indian captain Virat Kohli for giving away some ‘amazing willows’. By the look of things, it is apparent that the Indian skipper would have given away some good bats to the Sri Lankan cricketers as his token of love.

If this is the case, then it is not the first time that Kohli has given away bats to someone. He had earlier given a bat to ace Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir last year as well. Kusal Mendis, in his tweet, looked very happy with the willows that he received.

He wrote, “Thank you @imVkohli for amazing willows­čĹŹreally appreciate it.”

On field action

Talking about the on-field actions, the Sri Lankan team fought exceptionally well to earn a draw in the final Test of the 3-match Test series. They, however, ended up losing the series 1-0. Now, the action moves to the limited overs where the islanders will play 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is against the men in blue. Interestingly, Virat Kohli will not be playing in the limited overs fixtures.

In his absence, it will be Rohit Sharma who will take over as the captain of the side. The selectors have handed Kohli a much needed break ahead of the all-important South Africa tour.

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