Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka splashed on the field between him and head coach Mickey Arthur after the second one-day international against India in Colombo. Sri Lanka conceded the victory of the position of power in the second game of the series and also lost the rubber. Dasun Shanaka admits that the argument should have taken place in the locker room.
Mickey Arthur was already disappearing in Sri Lanka’s decline while defending 275 in the second ODI in Colombo. The former Pakistani coach continued to make frustrated expressions and gestures and elicited reactions from social media. Former Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan expressed his displeasure over Arthur’s actions and said he should have sent some calming messages to the players.
Speaking of the match, Sri Lanka reduced India to 193-7 after making 275, written by Charith Asalanka and Avishka Fernando by half of the century. Chamika Karunaratne also took off from where he left off in the first one-day match, with an invaluable value for 44 runs. But Deepak Chahar’s 69 deliveries of 82 took the tourists home when he set up an uninterrupted 84-run stand alongside Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Sri Lanka, who have shown a clear improvement in their bowling performance, were well led by Dasun Shanaka. Shanaka impacted an outing and fired Hardik Pandya without scoring to be aggressive. Nevertheless, a few dubious bowling changes and Sri Lanka’s fielding time led to their defeat. But the 29-year-old believes the spitting should not have happened. ‘We should have done it in the dressing room, ” Dasun Shanaka said in a press release before the third ODI.