WATCH- Isuru Udana has a narrow escape as a snake slithers past him during LPL 2023 match

The incident occurred in a match between Jaffna Kings and B-Love Kandy in Colombo.

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Sri Lankan player Isuru Udana had a lucky and narrow escape as a snake slithered past him while he was fielding during an LPL 2023 match at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

The incident happened during the match between B-Love Kandy and Jaffna Kings on August 12.

Wanindu Hasaranga, the captain of B-Love Kandy, won the toss and chose to bat first in Colombo on Saturday evening. The team got off to a rollicking start, with the overseas opening partnership of Mohammad Haris and Fakhar Zaman adding 51 runs in 5.3 overs.

Jaffna Kings made a comeback into the match with three quick wickets of Fakhar Zaman, Dinesh Chandimal, and Sahan Arachchige. But then Angelo Matthews joined Mohammad Haris to add a 75-run stand for 4th wicket.

Haris top-scored for Kandy with 81 to help propel their total to 178/8 in the allotted 20 overs.

Then, in the bowling innings of B-Love Kandy, under the bright lights of R Premadasa Stadium, a snake was seen moving on the field and Isuru Udana, unaware of its presence was getting back into position.

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He noticed the snake when it was very close to him and took immediate evasive action and even had to sit down to take a few deep breaths.

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Not only this but probably the same snake was seen slithering behind the LED boards near the cameraperson. The camera operator wisely left his position to let the snake go by, while the other cameras caught the critter moving along the cables.

Here is the video:



By Jatin Sharma - 13 Aug, 2023

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