Sri Lanka players made a mockery of themselves as they celebrated India batsman Suryakumar Yadav’s dismissal before he was adjudged out. The incident happened when Yadav was adjudged out LBW off Praveen Jayawickrama by umpire Kumar Dharmasena. The Indian batsman was convinced that he was not out and quickly reviewed it. DRS confirmed that Yadav was right but the Sri Lankan players started celebrating without even noticing that ball had pitched outside off stump.
This certainly didn’t go down well with the fans who started trolling the entire Sri Lanka squad on social media. Here are some of the best reactions:
Whole Sri Lankan team did a Mushi Rahim.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) July 23, 2021
What a farce. Sri Lanka players celebrated. Does anyone know the rule?— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) July 23, 2021
Sri Lanka avoided a series whitewash against a second-string India side after half-centuries by Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa led them to a three-wicket victory in the rain-hit third and final one-day international on Friday.
Opener Fernando made a patient 76 and number three batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa made a breezy 65 as Sri Lanka prevailed with eight overs to spare via Duckworth-Lewis method after the match had been reduced to 47-overs-a-side contest.
Shikhar Dhawan is leading a depleted India team with several of their frontline players in England preparing for a five-test series against Joe Root’s men starting on Aug. 4 in Nottingham.
Having taken an unassailable 2-0 lead going into the final match, India made six changes to their playing XI, blooding five debutants at the R Premadasa Stadium.
Electing to bat, the tourists lost Dhawan early but Prithvi Shaw (49) and Sanju Samson (46) chipped in with run-a-ball knocks to prop up the innings.
Suryakumar Yadav contributed 40 but India lost five wickets for 38 runs and were eventually bowled out for 225 in 43.1 overs. Spinners Akila Dananjaya (3-44) and Praveen Jayawickrama (3-59) were the pick of the Sri Lankan bowlers.
The teams will now clash in a three-match Twenty20 series in Colombo beginning on Sunday.