Yesterday during the One Day Series between India and Srilanka, the world witnessed an incident that was spectacular to watch. While Sri Lanka was blowing off Indian wickets, Indians were nail biting, and the Lankans were jumping in joy.
Akila Dananjaya, the young Sri Lankan cricketer who reeled his way through the team scores by showcasing a tremendous performance. The 23-year-old captured six wickets in 20 deliveries against the Indian team and earned a round of appreciation and whistles. But did you know that this young lad became a husband just a day before the ODI?
I bet you wouldn't have a freaking clue about. Haha! Cannot blame you though. This star was a controversial pick for Sri Lanka's 2012 World Cup, after being recommended by skipper Mahela Jayawardene despite not having played any professional cricket. So technically he wasn't that known to us. I guess this insane performance was a result of marrying his lady love. Lady luck always works, guys keep this in mind.
His team spirit and dedication towards his team and passion is all that was to see.
He picked six wickets, but MS Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar's 100 run stand helped India defeat Sri Lanka in the second ODI. But well played, Akila!
Nethali Tekshini is that name who stole the heart of this young spinner. They tied the knot just a day before the match was scheduled. This marriage took place at Ramadia Ranmal Holiday Resort near Colombo. According to Christian customs, marriage was made.
Mahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera or Akila Dananjaya what a short name, phew! Also have played in teams such as Wayamba United, Sri Lanka, Chennai Super Kings, Uthura Yellows, his career went on a rollercoaster ride where he was picked and then ignored.
Hadn't it been the support of his wife, we wouldn't have seen him putting up such a tremendous performance.
Their pre-wedding photo shoot is everything you say as love is in the air.
They surely make an adorable pair. Don't they?
The lovely couple seems so attached to each other. Nethani surely has him wrapped up around her finger. Just wifey things...
The field turned the way for the man to pour out all he had for his love. We could clearly see the smile and that spark in his eyes. Source
The stunning performance reflected two things. The one where he gifts his wickets to his love and to a team spirit and dedication that was too hard to miss. Source
Sri Lankans might have lost the match against India, but their efforts and the tough fight they had put up is printed in everyone's heart forever.
Sri Lanka's 23-year-old cricketer got married in Colombo. He made his long time girlfriend Nethani Tekshini his partner.
He not only bowled the wickets but bowled a lot of people too. He has proved that nothing, I mean nothing in this world can stop you from achieving what you are capable of, not even your own wedding.
We wish the couple a happy and prosperous married life ahead.
That's all, folks!