Ravi Shastri walks onto the field after Sri Lankan players interrupt the game

Ravi Shastri walks onto the field after Sri Lankan players interrupt the game

Eventually, India declared their innings at 536/7.

Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri walks onto the field. (Photo Source: Twitter)

We’ve heard about play being stopped because of rain or bad light. Today for some change we heard about the play being stopped for some unbelievable reason. When Kohli and Sharma walked in to bat on Day 2, Indians were well in command. And well, the juggernaut continued as Kohli kept batting on and on to score runs freely. Soon, the skipper registered his sixth double hundred. He went past Windies legend Brian Lara in terms of most double hundreds as a captain of the side. Remarkably, he has hit all the double centuries in his career in his captaincy tenure.

Smog stops play

Rohit Sharma looked good during his stay in the crease but he was dismissed on the stroke of lunch where he was caught by Dickwella behind the wicket. After lunch, a few of Lankan players were spotted with masks on their faces. Sri Lankan fast bowler Lahiru Gamage seemingly looked uncomfortable as he went down after delivering a ball.

Sri Lankan skipper Chandimal was seen speaking with both the umpires Nigel Llong and Joel Wilson. He probably wanted to take the team out due to poor conditions of the air. Sri Lankan players, all gathered at middle while skipper Chandimal continued to show his displeasure with the umpires. Match referee Boon and TV umpire had words with a doctor in the box.

The play started with Lahiru Gamage bowling but he eventually went out because of the trouble he was facing. Suranga Lakmal replaced to finish the over but soon he left the field as well because of the same reason as of Gamage.

The play was halted for more time as skipper Chandimal kept showing his displeasure but umpires continued the match. Sri Lankan manager rushed onto the ground to have a word with the umpires. Following him, came the Indian head coach Ravi Shastri to show India’s displeasure for the regular interruptions.

Eventually, India declared their inning as there was another interruption from the Sri Lankans as they were fielding a player short. Kohli weaved at the Indian batsmen asking them to come in.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Ravi Shastri rushing onto the field