Nepal international cricketer Lalit Bhandari has been severely injured in a motorbike accident in his hometown Kanchanpur on Sunday, September 13. The 24-year-old was involved in a nasty collision with a truck on the East-West highway near Jhalari market at around 7:30 PM. Karan Thagunna, his relative, evaded a fatal injury, but Bhandari had to be taken to the hospital.
As per Ram Singh Khatri, his relative, Bhandari had injured his right shoulder and waist in the accident. He said that the youngster was unconscious and was murmuring something when he was taken to the Dhangadhi Research Hospital in an ambulance after initial treatment in Jhalari. Thereafter, Cricket Association of Nepal also sent their best wishes for Lalit.
In the meantime, the Kanchanpur-born Bhandari also underwent scans for major damages. However, as per reports, the doctors said that he has hasn’t suffered head injuries. The incident took place when he was travelling from Mahendranagar to Dhangadhi. He was later taken to the Kohalpur Medical College in Banke for further treatment.
Lalit Bhandari of the national cricket team has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on the way to Mahendranagar from Dhangadhi.
He is currently undergoing treatment at Nisarg Hospital in Dhangadhi
Wishing you a speedy recovery Lalit pic.twitter.com/7Q5g2T5GJB
— CAN (@CricketNep) September 13, 2020
Update: According to the doctor, a CT scan of @LalitBhandari72
has been done and there is no head injury. The situation is normal right now. There are injuries on the hands and feet. Officials of the Provincial Cricket Association are coordinating in the treatment process.
— CAN (@CricketNep) September 14, 2020
Lalit's consciousness is completely back. He has been taken to Kohalpur Medical College in Banke for further treatment.
Get well soon Lalit.
— CAN (@CricketNep) September 13, 2020
Lalit Bhandari’s career in brief
Bhandari hasn’t played a whole lot of cricket thus far in his career for the Nepal team. Back in August 2018, he made his ODI debut against Netherlands in Amstelveen. In that game, he picked up two wickets of the experienced Ben Cooper and wicketkeeper Scott Edwards. He didn’t complete his quota of 10 overs though, sending down only nine overs.
He also has played three List A matches and a T20, representing Nepal in their game against Marylebone Cricket Club at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground. Though he couldn’t get a wicket, he had players like Mahela Jayawardena and Jonathan Trott to rub shoulders with in the opposition. In the one over he bowled, the left-arm fast bowler gave away only five runs.
He also plays for the Nepal Police Club in domestic cricket and has played some crucial roles for his team. He last played a competitive game back in January 2020 against the Army Club in the Manmohan Memorial National One-Day tournament. But in the first match of the event against Prov-2 Nepal, Bhandari picked up three important wickets , giving away only 21 runs.
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