Sri Lanka VS India: When the game turned nasty
Yesterday’s match between India and Sri Lanka was quite interesting. It seems Virat Kohli is all set to break all the records. But wait something happened during the match that embarrassed every Indian who was present in the stadium.
Sri Lankan bowlers started complaining about shortness of breath and some even left the field. This eventually forced the match to be halted for around 20 minutes.
In a first, international players were seen wearing masks and playing cricket. At Delhi’s Firoz Shah Kotla stadium, where India was playing against Sri Lanka in the third and the final Test, the visiting team complained about breathlessness. Owing to the alarming pollution level in the Capital, the opponents complained of uneasiness, which eventually led to a halting of the match for about 22 minutes in all.
Sri Lankan pacer Lahiru Gamage and Suranga Lakmal particularly struggled with the smog while bowling. A break was called on by the umpire to discuss the health concerns after Gamage started coughing during his bowling bout.
Game was halted for 20 minutes
After lengthy and repeated discussions between the team captains and umpires, it was decided that the game should be halted till the players could recover, as it came to a point that the Sri Lankan side ran out of substitute players.
With all the commotion and frustration, Netizens too were irked by the situation. The match and the smog situation soon started trending on social media platforms such as Twitter, thanks to the disruptions. While many took to the micro-blogging site to express their disdain at the sorry state of affairs, others took refuge in sarcasm and humour, sharing hilarious memes and GIFs.
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