Sri Lanka T20 World Cup winner hospitalized after horror car accident

Sri Lanka Lahiru Thirimanne car after road accident

Former Sri Lanka batsman Lahiru Thirimanne has been hospitalized following a road accident. The accident took place in Thirapanne area of ​​Anuradhapura when the vehicle carrying the former Sri Lankan cricketer collided with a truck.

The truck was coming from the opposite direction and collided with Thirimanne’s car, causing significant damage. The accident occurred at around 07.45am local time on Thursday (March 14).

According to reports from Sri Lankan news outlet Ada Derana, Thirimanne was not the only person who was hospitalized after the accident. Three other people who were traveling in the car, as well as the truck driver and another person, had to be admitted to the hospital.

Thirimanne has been admitted to Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital. Fortunately, the former cricketer has only suffered minor injuries.

Lahiru Thirimanne’s career in numbers:

Lahiru Thirimanne plied his trade for Sri Lanka in international cricket for over a decade and represented the country in all three formats. He made his debut in international cricket in 2010 before announcing his retirement in 2023. His last appearance for Sri Lanka was in 2022 during the Bengaluru Test against India.

In total, Thirimanne played 44 Tests, 127 ODIs and 26 T20Is. In Tests, he scored 2088 runs with the help of three centuries and 10 half-centuries. In ODIs, he scored 3194 runs with the help of four centuries and 21 half-centuries, while in T20Is he scored 291 runs.

He was part of the Sri Lanka team that won the T20 World Cup in 2014. Additionally, he played in two more T20 World Cups and two ODI World Cups. The former cricketer also led his country in five ODIs.

“As a player, I have given my best, I have done my best, I have respected the game and I have done my duty honestly and ethically to my country,” Thirimanne said last year when announcing her retirement.

“It was a difficult decision to make, but I cannot mention here the many unexpected reasons that influenced me to make this decision voluntarily or involuntarily. I take this opportunity to thank the members of the SLC, my coaches, teammates, physiotherapists and analysts for their support and encouragement,” he added.