Sri Lanka vs India: Mickey Arthur Says Spat With Sri Lanka Captain Dasun Shanaka Was “Good Debate” | Cricket News

Sri Lanka vs India: Spat With Sri Lanka Captain Dasun Shanaka Was

Mickey Arthur and Dasun Shanaka have been seen engaged in a heated trade after 2nd ODI vs India.© Twitter

Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur on Wednesday dismissed ideas that he berated skipper Dasun Shanaka in entrance of cameras after they lost a one-day series to India. India handed Sri Lanka’s 275-9 with 5 balls to spare in Colombo on Tuesday to report a win that gave them a 2-0 lead within the three-game sequence. Sri Lanka’s South African coach was seen sharing heated phrases with Shanaka and gesturing on the captain on the sphere after the sport they misplaced by three wickets.

He appeared to point that Shanaka ought to go along with him off the sphere however the captain didn’t budge whereas Arthur walked away, in a video broadly shared on social media.

“It was actually a very good debate, no need to make mischief out of it,” Arthur mentioned on Twitter responding to match commentator Russel Arnold’s remark that the trade ought to have been held within the dressing room.

Sri Lanka went into the sequence with accidents and with out batting coach Grant Flower who examined constructive for Covid-19 on his return with the group from a tour of England the place they misplaced each the ODI and Twenty20 sequence.

Top scorer Charith Asalanka, who made 65, mentioned Sri Lanka thought they’d gained the sport, however India’s decrease order fought again.

From 193-7, Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar placed on an unbeaten stand of 84 for the eighth wicket to safe India’s win.


“We thought we put up a good total (of 275), but we lost the plot along the way,” Asalanka mentioned.

Sri Lanka’s younger group was emotional after shedding the sequence, he mentioned. The ultimate ODI is on Friday and the three-match T20 sequence begins on Sunday.

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