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Out-of-danger Lalit airlifted to Kathmandu, needs two major surgeries

Nepal’s historic One Day International (ODI) triumphant team member Lalit Singh Bhandari has come out of danger but requires to major surgery on both his leg and hands.

The 28-year old left arm medium pacer met a terrible accident at his hometown in Kanchanpur after a truck hit Lalit’s motorbike at Jhalari Bazaar at 7:30 PM Nepali time, seriously injuring the cricketer.

The cricketer on Monday was airlifted from Kohalpur Teaching Hospital to Grande International Hospital on a chopper. Preparations were already made overnight if Lalit required any further treatment provided it was not possible out of Kathmandu valley.

After some primary treatment, Lalit was rushed to Nisarg Hospital in Dhangadhi from where he was shifted to Kohalpur in Banke, a three and half hour ride in ambulance providing all medical support.

His CT scan revealed Lalit’s head was fine but needed operation in his both right leg and hand. However, a clotting of blood in his liver complicated his operation process and was airlifted to Kathmandu.

Lalit was the part of the Nepali national team that played the country’s first ever One Day International series in the Netherlands. He had featured in the second ODI against the Dutch and picked up two wickets.

Nepal had won the match by one run to square the series and register a historic ODI triumph. Lalit made debut for the senior national team during the ICC World Cricket League Championship match against the UAE on December 6, 2017.

He also featured in the Twenty20 match against the Marylbone Cricket Club at The Lord’s Cricket Ground on July 29, 2018.

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