Sri Lankan players sing ‘Pehla Nasha’ at SLC’s Annual Cricket Awards
Kusal Mendis and Suranga Lakmal were named as 'Best ODI Bowler' and ‘Best ODI All-rounder'.
Updated - Nov 1, 2017 7:17 pm
The Sri Lankan Cricket association in a bid to felicitate their cricketers organized the Dialog Cricket Awards 2017 in the presence of Indian stalwart Kapil Dev. In a special programme, Sri Lankan players for a moment switched their profession to become singers.
The young brigade of Sri Lankan Cricket featuring Niroshan Dickwella, Milinda Siriwardena, Sachithra Senanayake, Akila Dhananjaya in tandem with veterans such as Tillakaratne Dilshan and Nuwan Kulasekara performed a medley full of popular Tamil songs to exhibit their adept in the field of singing well.
During the medley, the Sri Lankan players also hummed to the tunes of one of the most romantic songs from Indian cinema by the name of ‘Pehla Nasha’, much to the amusement of Chief Guest Kapil Dev in the audience. The Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka and also the current President of Sri Lanka Cricket, Thilanga Sumathipala was also present during the event alongside Kapil Dev.
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During the ceremony, Asela Gunaratne was awarded the prize for ‘Best T20 Batsman’ and Lasith Malinga was named as the ‘Best T20 Bowler’ whereas left-arm spinner Rangana Herath was crowned ‘Best Cricketer of the Year’ at the annual awards ceremony organised by Sri Lanka Cricket in Colombo on Tuesday.
Kusal Mendis was named as the ‘Best Test Batsman’, while the award for ‘Best Test Bowler’ was awarded to Rangana Herath again. Dilruwan Perera bagged the award for ‘Best All-rounder’. Kusal Mendis and Suranga Lakmal were named as ‘Best ODI Bowler’ and ‘Best ODI All-rounder’, respectively.
The other felicitation being given to the players who performed well in the 2016-17 season as well as the umpires and journalists who were felicitated at the event. Sri Lanka and India will play a full series comprising of three Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is beginning from November 16.