Twitter takes apart Russel Arnold for putting forth Sri Lanka’s show in their previous Test at Lord’s
Twitter wasn't satisfied with Russell's comments and subsequently, they bashed the former cricketer left, right and centre.
Updated - Aug 12, 2018 5:54 pm
The ongoing Test match between England and India hasn’t been a smooth ride for the visiting team by any stretch of the imagination. The first day’s play at Edgbaston in Birmingham was washed out owing to persistent rain. In the first innings, they were bowled out for a paltry 107 runs in 35.2 overs. James Anderson ripped the heart out of the visitors’ batting lineup with a stupendous five-wicket-haul.
For India, Ravichandran Ashwin top scored with 29 runs. Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, who was phenomenal in the opening match, couldn’t counter the might of the English attack. In England’s first innings, Mohammed Shami and the Indian pacers picked up some quick wickets to push the Brits on the backfoot. However, Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes brought the Poms back into the game.
Russel gives a reminder
Both cobbled together a stand of 189 runs to virtually bat India out of the encounter. Chris Woakes, who made his comeback following a quad and knee injury, notched his maiden Test century and eventually finished with 137 runs from 177 balls. Bairstow was unlucky to miss out on a ton. England, eventually stacked a lead of 289 runs to put the skids under Kohli’s men.
Meanwhile, Russel Arnold, the current commentator, reminisced Sri Lanka’s previous Test match at Lord’s. Earlier in 2016, Sri Lanka last played against England at the ‘Mecca of Cricket’ and the match ended in a draw. The visitors lead by Angelo Mathews put up a resolute performance to deny Alastair Cook’s men a victory at the ‘Home of Cricket.
Russel Arnold talked about the match and wrote on Twitter, “The last time Sri Lanka played a test at Lords … it was a draw — just saying”.
Here is Arnold’s tweet
The last time Sri Lanka played a test at Lords … it was a draw — just saying
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) August 12, 2018
However, Twitter wasn’t satisfied with Russel’s comments and subsequently, they bashed the former cricketer left, right and centre.
Here is how Twitter reacted
The last time Sri Lanka won a Test in India…. oh wait!
— Ravi Maestri (@ravimaestri) August 12, 2018
That 0-9 still hurts, right?!
— Gautam Sodhi (@GautamSodhi1) August 12, 2018
The last time India toured SL….
It was 9-0 — just saying
— Partha Mukherjee (@viratian_partha) August 12, 2018
Ohhh Srilanka plays test Cricket too…Good to know that!!!!
— POTLI BABA KI (@ashish_bijalwan) August 12, 2018
Dai try to handle south African team..You will loose today's game as well..
— GK (@karthikeyan1688) August 12, 2018
The last time When India played in lords we have won the Game 😉
— 🇮🇳🤴⚔️🤴 🇮🇳 (@madmax29580547) August 12, 2018
How Russel still Angry on defeat 0-9 against india it lots hurt still paining if u have guts than win in india test match with ur any legend
— Vijay Singh 🇮🇳 (@vijay_Singh84) August 12, 2018
Srilanka 6th Rank in Test Cricket – #JustSaying
— D O M I N I C™ (@dominicoffl) August 12, 2018
The last time Sri Lanka played a test at Wanderers..it was an innings defeat against Proteas – just saying
— Arjun Prasad (@arjun2109) August 12, 2018
Oh russel u still alive ?? When was the last time Srilanka played proper cricket ? Pls answer if u knw about cricket. Bloody arai mandaiyaaaa
— Thaga (@Thagakannan) August 12, 2018
Last time srilanka lanka played in India. They never won. Just saying
— Roshan Chhetri (@sai_roshan) August 12, 2018
— Introvert (@BoredCricketFan) August 12, 2018