Smog issue was not as big as shown by Lankan players, says Indian pacer


The ongoing third Test between India and Sri Lanka landed in controversy when Sri Lankan players started delaying the proceedings on account of smog. Firstly, the visiting team started fielding with mask on and when Virat Kohli turned heat on them with his sublime knock, the players started heading towards dressing room, calling conditions as damaging for their health.

There was a time when the Lankan team had less than 11 fit players, forcing their support staff to get ready to field in case of emergency. The tactics has angered the Indian players including Mohammed Shami, who has criticized his rivals.

According to fast bowler, the situation was under control but the Lankan players decided to create an issue out of nothing and were successful. He was surprised with amount of coverage it got, questioning the competitive attitude of players from the rainbow nation.

“Obviously this pollution is a problem but it wasn’t as much as it was being showed. It could be that we’re used to it. It is possible that we’ve been bearing it for some time now. People are now used to bearing the problem,” quoted Mohammad Shami.