Dimuth Karunaratne apologizes for drink-driving
Sri Lanka’s Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne has apologized for involving in a drink-driving accident resulting one person to be injured.
He was arrested on Sunday in Colombo and released on bail later on.
Sri Lanka Cricket stated that they will conduct an enquiry upon the issue.
However, the 30 year old Dimuth Karunaratne issued a statement on Monday apologizing for his behavior.
He said, “I firstly need to apologies to the owner of the other vehicle who had a few very minor injuries and was absolutely decent in his manner to very amicably sort out the matter directly with me.”
“I… would like to inform all of you that he has been discharged from hospital where he was under precautionary observation and is now resting at home.
He continued saying, “This morning I produced myself in court and did follow the due legal process of Sri Lanka and did abide by all formalities therein required. I shall continue to assist/follow with whatever legal obligations are necessary from my end.
“I’m very much aware that perhaps my actions were utterly unbecoming of a Sri Lankan national cricketer and I do apologies to all of you for this incident,”
Karunaratne led Sri Lanka to a historic series victory against South Africa. He is also under consideration as a prospective captain during the upcoming World Cup by national selectors.
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