Australia’s Test captain Pat Cummins informed about the power crisis in Sri Lanka, posting a picture of himself with fellow cricketers at a restaurant in Colombo waiting for power to be restored.
The selfie showed three other cricketers, pacers Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc, and wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey sitting by candlelight as they wait for power to be restored.
Australia are in the middle of a multi-format series against Sri Lanka, having won the three-match T20I series 2-1 but lost the ODI series 1-3.
Sri Lanka is in the midst of an economic crisis that has resulted in massive power cuts across the island nation due to fuel shortages.
“Earlier this week, sitting in a restaurant waiting for city power to turn on so dinner can start,” Cummins tweeted.
“Sri Lanka is going through tough times at the moment, but the people have been wonderful to us and we are grateful to be here. Ready for Game 5 #Sri Lanka,” he said.
Cummins was part of the playing XI in the fourth One Day International, which the Aaron Finch-led side lost by four runs to the five-match series 3–1 at the R Premadasa Stadium. The fifth ODI is currently going on at this ground.
Cummins had figures of 2/37 in nine overs and contributed 35 with the bat.
Cummins will lead the team in the two-Test series starting June 29 in Galle.
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