Off The Field

Maheesh Theekshana, IPL Franchise CSK help donate medical supplies to crisis-hit Sri Lanka

Written by Shreyas Vyas

In a heartwarming gesture, Sri Lankan spinner Maheesh Theekshana won the hearts of cricket fans with a noble gesture in his home country. Theekshana with the help of his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) helped donate vital medical supplies to a hospital in Colombo.

The 21-year donated tissue vault, cell, and freezing bags to the Human Heart Valve and Tissue Bank at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children in Colombo. The centre is Sri Lanka’s first Heart Valve and was funded by the Rotary foundation in 2017.

Theekshana donated a part of his earning from the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) to help Sri Lanka fight the economic crisis and took the help of his IPL franchise to take medicines from India to Sri Lanka. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has signed Theekshana at the 2022 IPL mega auction for Rs. 70 Lakhs. Theekshana impressed in his debut season in the world’s richest T20 League with a tally of 12 wickets in 9 matches despite a forgetful season for CSK in which they finished 9th on the table.

Over the last few months, Sri Lanka have found themselves in a grave situation which many experts have called the country’s worst economic crisis in seven decades. The supply of essential supply like food, fuel, and electricity have been in short numbers.

Theekshana, Sri Lanka’s newest bowling sensation, has so far played nine ODIs and 10 T20Is for the Island nation in which has taken 10 and 16 wickets respectively. His performances in the recently concluded ODI and T20I series against Australia at home impressed cricket fans as the visitors struggled against his bowling.

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