Cricketer from Sri Lanka loses four teeth while taking a catch


Sport involves risks of injury. Injury is not uncommon, even in the non-contact sport of cricket. Having said that, a rare injury occurred on Wednesday during a Lanka Premier League match.


Chamika Karunaratne, an all-rounder for Sri Lanka, lost four teeth while taking a catch during a game between the Kandy Falcons and the Galle Gladiators. Chamika ran back to take a catch while fielding inside the circle on the opposite side. He was unable to accurately assess the ball, though. Before he could retrieve the ball, he was struck in the face by it. 


He urged his colleagues not to join him in celebrating the wicket because he was in pain.Karunaratne was later revealed to have been admitted to a hospital in Galle, and the management of the Falcons stated that he would be prepared for the competition’s next round.


According to Kandy Falcons Team Director, Shyam Impett, Chamika Karunarathne is out of today’s game because he lost four teeth in the accident and is traveling to Galle for immediate surgery with Team Doctor. He is stable and will be available for the Kandy stage.

By a score of 5-0, the Falcons prevailed.Gladiators chose to bat first in Hambantota, and their modest score of 121/8 was their final score. In response, the Falcons completed the total chase with five wickets and an equal number of overs remaining.

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