While India won the ODI series against Sri Lanka, the visitors were given a reality check in the T20 internationals by the hosts. Shikhar Dhawan-led team was hit by a couple of COVID-19 cases and they had to play with limited options in the shortest format of the game.
Former India Test cricketer Yajurvindra Singh has stated that the tour was a waste, and the matches were played to assist the Sri Lankan board financially. He also slammed the BCCI for sending a B-side team.
“The tour of Sri Lanka, involving three ODIs and an equal number of T20Is, has been a waste for India. The whole exercise was a goodwill gesture by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to help the Sri Lankan cricket board which is struggling financially. One appreciates being nice to one’s neighbour and to assist them in their hour of need, but one has to realize that national pride and prestige is at stake,” said Singh as quoted by News18.