Russel Arnold seems to be at the centre of the smog saga which happened on Day 2 of the 3rd Test at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. He got panned by Indian fans on social media for defending Sri Lankan players for wearing masks to protect themselves from smog.
Here’s what happened:
A fan of the Indian team tweeted Sanjay Manjrekar’s statement and asked Russel Arnold to reply. He wrote:
Awesome observation by @sanjaymanjrekar. Player (@Angelo69Mathews) who needed mask while fielding has come out to bat without a mask. #IndvSL @RusselArnold69 any comments? @bhogleharsha request you to ask him the q’n again
— Arjun Pai (@pai_arjun) December 3, 2017
Without wasting time, Russel Arnold wrote:
Didn’t see any of the Indian batsmen wear sunnies when batting.. they wear them while fielding … same Sun na
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) December 3, 2017
The FRESH controversy:
On Day 3 of the 3rd Test at Delhi, Arnold, who is a part of the commentary team, posted a picture on his Twitter page, flaunting sunglasses.
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) December 4, 2017
His latest post again drew a lot of flak on the social media.
Here is what his fans tweeted:
Why not wearing mask
— Dr.Gaurav Agarwal (@gaurava23322888) December 4, 2017
Sri Lankan Team Deserves An Oscar They’re Wasting Their Talent In Cricket.
— Jack (@jack007781) December 4, 2017
Why Sri Lankan batsman are not taking their masks while batting ?? If they really can’t breathe lol Actors
— Rubina kaur (@rubinakaur14) December 4, 2017
shameless crybaby’s out their without wearing mask what you had to say about it
— Harshal patil (@Harsh_patil_) December 4, 2017
Do they help in Smog Russel ? I hope so ..
— Ravi Tripathi (@rajinder_ravi) December 4, 2017
Oh! So that answers your response yesterday. You wanted to say something else but then were ordering sunnies. Hence ended up mentioning that! _____
— Arjun Pai (@pai_arjun) December 4, 2017
As we speak, Sri Lanka is on 256 for 4. Matthews’ brilliant innings finally ended on 111.