India continued to dominate the proceedings in the third Test against Sri Lanka but the visitors’ tactics after lunch on Day 2 forced Virat Kohli to declare the Indian innings at 536 for 7.
Just as India looked to set bat and score over 600, Sri Lankan players were seen wearing masks. Also, their captain Dinesh Chandimal‘s constant complaints of “smog” and some players going off the pitch, led to the Indian captain declaring.
There were also plenty of reactions from the followers of the game on the micro-blogging website, as they were unhappy with the Sri Lankan players attitude.
Let’s have a look at some of the best tweets:
— CricBoll (@mycricboll) December 3, 2017
Runo ka pahad dekh ke, saans nahin li ja rahi hai.Nautanki kar rahe hai https://t.co/BGoKN5mle7
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) December 3, 2017
Most negative tactis deployed by Sri Lanka, considering their performance. Very bad display of sports. Real shame!
— Suyash Bharadwaj (@Suyash75) December 3, 2017
Shame on Sri Lanka cricketers behaving like kids on the ground. What say @OfficialSLC. We will soon call your Farce. India declares and your team’s defeat is just around the corner. Go team India and show them how to play cricket as per rules & regulations @BCCI
— Anoop Verma (@mickeyanoop) December 3, 2017
Good strategy by Sri Lanka to try and escape with a draw by wearing masks.
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) December 3, 2017
— Shubh AggarWall (@shubh_chintak) December 3, 2017
— Narendra Sharma (@narendrasharrma) December 3, 2017
If I heard and understood right, another commentator on Star says, 'Sri Lanka are hiding their faces behind the mask not because the air is bad but their performance is.' #INDvSL
— Mihir Vasavda (@mihirsv) December 3, 2017
— mj_sketcher (@mj_sketcher) December 3, 2017
16000 ppl including kids don't need mask whereas only few of SL players require them. Not grt sign for a team. #INDvSL
— Arijit Chakraborty (@yoursarijit) December 3, 2017
Pic 1: Sri Lankan players at Delhi
— RS (@AwaraRish) December 3, 2017
I guess the Lankans will be the first to demand stopping play because of smog. Test match abandoned due to smog? 😂😂
— Yusuf Unjhawala 🇮🇳 (@YusufDFI) December 3, 2017