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IND vs SL 2017, 3rd Test: Mohammad Shami Fit for Day 5 – Shikhar Dhawan

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Mohammad Shami. Photo by Prashant Bhoot / BCCI / Sportzpics

IND vs SL 2017, 3rd Test: Mohammad Shami Fit for Day 5 – Shikhar Dhawan: The 4th Day of the 3rd Test between India and Sri Lanka witnessed quite a few casualties raising more concern over the poor air quality in Delhi. The air pollution level in Delhi had hit a significant high in years and had turned out to be one of most critical issues the country needs to deal with immediately.

The Sri Lankans players wore masks to cope up with the conditions at Feroz Shah Kotla which was covered by choking smog.

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Mohammad Shami. Image Courtesy: BCCI

Sri Lankan pacer Suranga Lakmal fell victim to the bad air conditions at the start of today’s play and had to be assisted by the doctors. A similar incident happened to Mohammed Shami of India who was also seen throwing up towards the end of the day’s play. However, there is good news for the Indian fans, as batsman Shikhar Dhawan confirmed the Bengal pacer is okay and will take part in the action on the final day of the Test match.

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Shami struggled to cope up with the conditions after bowling just three overs during the Sri Lankan second innings. He had to be assisted by the physio immediately as he walked off the pitch.

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Mohammad Shami of India reacts during day two of the 3rd test match between India and Sri Lanka held at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi on the 3rd December 2017Photo by Prashant Bhoot / BCCI / Sportzpics

“Shami is fine. You will see him in action tomorrow,” Dhawan told the media after the end of the play.

“We have so many players who are not from Delhi. But we as a group have a job on our hand. Of course, there is high pollution in Delhi. (But) it is our responsibility to play and focus on cricket,” Dhawan added.

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Shikhar Dhawan. Image Courtesy: BCCI

Dhawan continued,

“Probably they (Sri Lankans) may be feeling it. There are so many beaches in Sri Lanka, and pollution level is less in places where there are beaches,”.

“We will try our best to go for the win tomorrow. Pressure is on them,” Dhawan concluded.

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