The third Test between India and Sri Lanka witnessed an abrupt stop at the Feroz Shah Kotla when the visiting team refused to continue in protest against the prevailing smog. The Sri Lankans emerged with eight players wearing masks on their faces after lunch. Soon Lahiru Gamega complained of breathlessness and skipper Dinesh Chandimal stepped in to speak to the umpires. Due to which, the game was stopped after almost for half an hour before the lunch session.
Delhi’s air quality is not good enough to breath.
But the Twitterati has now come up with an alternate explanation.
That the Sri Lankan cricket team might (notice the emphasis on might) be faking it all.
What a smart decision by Kohli to declare after all the drama by srilankans 😉 surprisingly the bad weather of Delhi affected only the fielders and not affecting the batsman of srilanka 😜😂
— Ashish Thakkar (@AshishSThakkar) December 3, 2017
Sri Lanka kept complaining about pollution then Kohli told okay come out we will bowl and India takes wicket in first ball Kohli pumped up…
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) December 3, 2017
He: Where are you from?
She: Delhi & you?
She: You Idiot, Delhi is doing something for fog now. Don't tease.
He: I mean, I'm from Sri Lanka.#INDvsSL
— DJ 🎧 (@djaywalebabu) 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
— tusshar mehta (@Tusshar_Mehta) December 3, 2017
Smog or not, one thing is rarely visible is good cricket from Sri Lanka. #INDvSL
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) December 3, 2017
India forced to declare because Sri Lanka players cannot breathe due to high smog in Delhi.
The umpires coming from England & West Indies have no problem, the batsmen, Jadeja & Saha have no problem. 5000 spectators have no problem.
Giving up even without a fight.
— Utsav Ojha (@_thatUtsavOjha) December 3, 2017
Last month: A #RanjiTrophy match halted by a car driving on to the pitch.
Today: Play halted due to pollution.
Just Delhi things. pic.twitter.com/sniVtnt4Gj
— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) December 3, 2017