India's stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma helped a Sri Lankan fan get back home for his father's treatment. Rohit, who scored his third double hundred in one-day cricket on Wednesday, arranged for an air ticket worth Rs 20000, so Mohamed Nilam could go and attend his father's surgery.
According to a report in "Mid-Day", Gayan Senanayaka, Pubudu and Mohamed Nilam were in India to support the Sri Lankan team. They arrived for the three-match Test series. However, during the final Test in Delhi, Nilam had to rush back to Colombo to be with his dad, who was diagnosed with throat cancer.
Nilam and his friends had planned to stay for the entire duration of their team's tour, which included the limited-overs series, which ends on December 26. So, they had booked their return tickets after the final T20I in Mumbai.
Rohit arranged for Nilam's return air ticket to Colombo from New Delhi so that he could be by his father's side in time for the surgery. Rohit was informed about Nilam's plight by famous Indian fan Sudhir Gautam, according to the newspaper.
"Rohit called me to the team hotel and gave me the ticket," Nilam told the newspaper from Colombo.
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