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‘Home Garden Challenge’ by Sri Lankan Cricketers


In this coronavirus crisis, someone is sitting at home reading books, someone is spending time watching TV again. Some are taking different challenges. A few days ago, footballers take the ‘toilet paper challenge’, cricketers ‘full kit challenge’. This time, the Sri Lankan cricketers has joined the trend. But a little differently. They have taken the challenge of planting trees.

'Home Garden Challenge' by Sri Lankan Cricketers

When people are quarantined in their homes, nature has found time to reorganize itself. Sri Lankan cricketers have taken up the challenge of gardening at home to put it to good use. Named this challenge the “Home Garden Challenge.”

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That is, they have transformed the time they spend in the home quarantine because of the coronavirus into the home garden. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s three captains – Dimuth Karunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal and Thisara Perera – have taken part in the challenge. Has nominated many more.

Completing his own challenge, Thisara has wrote on Twitter,

“What you plant today, you will harvest tomorrow. Thanks Chandimal (Dinesh Chandimal) for this home garden challenge. I now nominate Upul Tharanga, Jeevan Mendis, Dilshan Munaweera and Angelo Mathews for this challenge. Join us to be a part of food sustainability of Sri Lanka.”

Left-arm opener Dimuth Karunaratne again challenged wicketkeeper batsman. Chandimal challenged five others after completing his own challenges. Thisara Perera was one of them.

Chandimal wrote on Twitter, “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. Thanks Dimuth (Dimuth Karunaratne) for this Home Garden Challenge nomination. I am now nominating Kumar Sangakkara, Thisara Perera, Kalindu Karunaratne, Dhammika Prasad and Rex Clementine. Join us to be a part of food sustainability of Sri Lanka.”

Karunaratne has started this home garden challenge among the Sri Lankan cricketers at first. He was nominated in this challenge by Namal Rajapaksa. Karunaratne later nominated Mahela Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal and journalist Chatura Alwis for planting trees.

There is no definitive information as to how the Home Garden Challenge started with the slogan ‘Join us to be a part of food sustainability of Sri Lanka.’ However, the challenge has already completed by the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa himself.

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