Russel Arnold roasted for taking indirect dig at India on Twitter
Arnold had taken a dig at India a few days ago after India lost the fourth Test against England in Southampton as well.
Published - Sep 10, 2018 6:23 pm | Updated - Sep 10, 2018 6:23 pm
Former Sri Lankan batsman Russel Arnold came up with yet another indirect jibe at India for their disappointing Test series against England and was trolled by the Indian fans. The 44-year-said on social media that the most number of Tests that Sri Lanka have lost in a single series against England is two. Virat Kohli’s men have already lost three in the ongoing five-Test series and are struggling to not lose the fourth.
England continued to pile up on the runs in their second innings of the fifth Test at the Oval, scoring 243 runs for the loss of just 2 wickets and taking an overall lead of 283. Alastair Cook, who is playing in his final Test, scored his 33rd century to follow up a 71 in the first. India were all out for 292 in their first innings to concede England a lead of 40 runs.
The most matches Sri Lanka lost in a series in England is 2
Arnold, who is in the commentary team for the upcoming Asia Cup, posted a tweet on Monday, saying: “The most number of Tests that SL have lost in a single series in England is 2 #Fact #Justsaying”. The dig was understood and it did not leave the Indian fans impressed.
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) September 10, 2018
Here are some of the replies his tweet got:
Because Eng will never play more matches with CLUB Team
— sunilkumar kali (@srikali143) September 10, 2018
Cuz they hv never played a five match series 😂😂😂😂😂
— Rivindu Wanniachchi (@iamrivindu) September 10, 2018
— Angad (@angad7) September 10, 2018
Then again we are not a good enough side to get 5 match series in England!
— OK (@_Kanishka_6582) September 10, 2018
Hey Russel! What’s happening, if eveything is not ok come to India we’ve enough jobs here for you.
— Mohit Rastogi (@MohitRastogi86) September 10, 2018
Asia cup,easy group for Bangladesh & Afghanistan..India too would have preferred Sri Lanka over Hong kong
— Ankit Shah (@ankitshah1091) September 10, 2018
They ever play five test or its out of your aukat
— Manu Tripathi 🇮🇳 (@ManuTri29320215) September 10, 2018
They hit back at the 44-year-old saying Sri Lanka never play a five-match series and called them a “club” or that India have beaten Sri Lanka nine times in their last five series.
The Islanders have played nine series in England so far and their worst loss has been 0-2 on two occasions in 2002 and 2016. Sri Lanka, however, have never played a five-Test series against England.
Arnold had taken a dig at India a few days ago after India lost the fourth Test against England in Southampton by 60 runs to squander the series. He tweeted on that occasion: “Test matches are still 5 days aren’t they ??? #justasking”. He was trolled by the fans on that occasion as well.
The former Sri Lankan batsman who played 44 Tests,180 ODIs and one T20I for Sri Lanka, has also been expressing hole-hearted support for his country in the Asia Cup starting on September 15 for which he was taken on by the supporters of India and Pakistan, two big teams in the fray.
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