Jun 21, 2022

Kusal Mendis' wife gives birth to a daughter

Kusal Mendis, Sri Lanka's leading batsman, has become a father for the first time, according to his father Dinesh Mendis.

"Kusal's wife Nishelle gave birth to a baby girl between 7 and 8 a.m. on Monday. Both the newly born baby and her mother are absolutely fine,” he said.

The 27-year-old right-handed batter, who scored 87 runs in the third ODI against Australia on Sunday night, saw his daughter on Monday morning.

"Kusal came to the hospital (Ninewells Hospital) on Sunday night immediately after the match.

The delivery was not done at the time. He, however, has seen the baby this morning,” the father further added.

The parents have named the girl Heyli.

The duo married last year on February 12.