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VIDEO: Kumar Dharmasena suddenly became ‘fielder’ in the middle of umpiring, video going viral


Colombo: Sri Lanka defeated Australia (SL vs AUS) by 6 wickets in the third match of the ODI series. Batting first, Australia scored 291 runs. Sri Lanka chased down the target with 9 balls to spare. Pathum Nisanka scored a century for the team and won his team. Earlier, Sri Lanka had also won the second match of the series. Sri Lanka is leading 2-1 in the 5-match series.

Dharmasena became ‘fielder’
In this match, Kumar Dharmasena of Sri Lanka was in the role of umpire. Alex Carey and Travis Head were batting in the 36th over of Australia’s innings. Alex Carey played the second ball of the over against Ruck Dushmantha Chamira towards square leg. Kumar Dharmasena, umpiring there, also extended his hand to catch the ball. However, he did not move from his place and the ball fell forward.

Cricket Australia shared the photo
Australia Cricket Board shared the photo of Dharmasena on its social media. Along with this he wrote – Catch! Looks like umpire Kumar Dharmasena wants to get into action. After this photo surfaced, fans are also trolling on Dharmasena’s social media.

won the world cup
Umpire Kumar Dharmasena is a former Sri Lankan spinner. He was also part of the Sri Lankan team that won the ODI World Cup in 1996. In an international career spanning 11 years, Dharmasena has played 31 Tests and 141 ODIs. He has 69 wickets in Tests and 138 wickets in ODIs. Along with this, he can also bat in the lower order. In ODIs, he has 1222 runs with the help of 4 fifties and 868 runs with the help of 3 fifties in Tests.



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