Colombo: The Sri Lankan cricket team is getting a lot of criticism after losing the ODI series to India. The impact of the defeat was such that Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka and coach Mickey Arthur clashed on the middle ground. Now Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka has opened the secret regarding this incident.
Sri Lankan captain spoke openly
Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka told on what he clashed with his own coach Mickey Arthur on the field. Taking a jibe at the coach, Dasun Shanaka said that these things should not have happened in the field and whatever conversation happened between us should have happened in the dressing room.
What was the whole matter?
Sri Lanka’s head coach Mickey Arthur and captain Dasun Shanaka clashed with each other on the middle ground after India’s defeat in the second ODI. Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar together snatched the victory from Sri Lanka. The biggest pain was seen on the face of Sri Lankan coach Mickey Arthur. When the match was over, Mickey Arthur clashed with Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka on the middle ground. The video of their tussle is becoming fiercely viral on social media.
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Sri Lankan captain breaks silence
Dasun Shanaka broke the silence on this matter and said, ‘This was the thing, which should have happened in the dressing room. The coach asked me if I did something different from the strategy, to which I said no, I did not do it. I told them that I had not made any changes in the plan.
Controversy over Mickey Arthur’s behavior
Let us tell you that after the second ODI between India and Sri Lanka, former Sri Lankan legend Russell Arnold commented on this behavior of Mickey Arthur. Russell Arnold had tweeted, ‘The conversation between the coach and the captain should not be on the field but in the dressing room.’ Mickey Arthur’s attitude was criticized by veteran bowler Muttiah Muralitharan and said that Mickey Arthur should have kept calm and communicated better instead of the animated figure as the team eventually lost the second ODI.
Coach and captain were seen arguing vigorously
In this video Dasun Shanaka and Mickey Arthur are arguing vigorously on something. When Arthur was seen targeting the captain about something, Dasun Shanaka was seen trying his best to convince him from his side. After this, Mickey Arthur was seen going out of the field with a smile.