Opening batsman Gautam Gambhir, and left-arm bowler Ashish Nehra, would be returning to India from Sri Lanka on Monday night after receiving treatment for injuries received while playing in the current IPL series.
The two, both of who are playing for Delhi Daredevils, met President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday evening before they left for India.
Interestingly, Mumbai Indians’ Sanath Jayasuriya is standing in the elections to be held on April 8 from Rajapaksa's party. Jayasuriya is apparently the only player who has been allowed to leave India while the IPL is on to return to Sri Lanka and campaign in Matara, his hometown and from where he is contesting. Gambhir and Nehra flew down to Colombo last week after suffering injuries.