Twitter Reactions: Dilruwan Perera does a ‘brain fade’ which worked in his favour
After a magical bowling display by Dinesh Chandimal’s Sri Lanka; the Indian team get restricted to a mere total of 172. The Sri Lankans in reply managed to take the upper hand in the Test match on Day 4. Though the lead is not a healthy one, the visitors have quite comfortably gone past the Indian total which is an advantage.
However, the match was marked by a strange but funny incident post lunch involving batsman Dilruwan Perera and veteran Rangana Herath. On the score of 208/7, Mohammad Shami struck Perera right on the pads as the Indian team went up for an appeal. While the umpire did not hesitate to put his finger up, Perera had a significant amount of doubt in his mind.
The right-hander gave an angry stare to the non-striker Herath as he waited for the senior to go for a review, which was blatantly ignored by Herath. Dilruwan followed it by starting to make his long walk back only to return and ask for a review eventually. The review worked in favour of the batsman as it spotted that the delivery pitched way out of line and forced the umpire to take back his decision.
It is believed that though Herath did not think of taking a review, the green signal came from the Sri Lankan dressing room which prompted Perera to take advantage of the situation. However, Perera did not last long at the crease as he fell victim to Mohammad Shami scoring just five runs facing 34 deliveries. Rangana Herath played the innings of a warrior, and his valiant knock added up 67 runs to the Sri Lankan scoreboard. The Sri Lankans are now in firm control of the game, though the encounter at Kolkata is heading towards a deadlock.
Dilruwan Perera got instructions from SL dressing room to go for DRS.
Sri Lankan cricket is always lacks in sportsmanship. They will go further down in the game of Cricket.#Shame
— Nagarajan (@Nagarajan000) November 19, 2017
Cheaters @OfficialSLC and dilruwan perera. Play the game in the true spirit. Why do u need help from outside. Better stop playing cricket rather than using foul methods. #IndvsSl @CricFan2000 @billz_25 @ChettriDarshan @bhogleharsha @cricketaakash @DeepDasgupta7
— Wight (@Wight8100) November 19, 2017
That was a Smith moment for Dilruwan Perera. #IndvSL
— Monica (@monicas004) November 19, 2017
— srikrishna ? (@1998Srikrishna) November 19, 2017
— Mazahir Rizvi (@TheQambar) November 19, 2017
After this Dilruwan Perera review incident, I think so DRS will get another new name as "Dressing room Review System".. We don't know whether it happened or not, but the ghost of Steve smith incident seems to be back! #INDvSL @ICC
— Sathyanarayan R (@rsathya92) November 19, 2017
— Dhruv Kaul (@dhruv_kaul03) November 19, 2017
Normal kids when they're born – Cry
Srilankan kids when they're born – Read book "101 ways to cheat".
Sanga in WC final, Chandimal in 2015 Galle test and Eden test,Randiv bowling noball, now Dilruwan Perera.
SL Cricket – Born to cheat ?#INDvSL
— Akshay VK 18 Sharma (@akshaypasu) November 19, 2017
So if the ball is surely going to hit the stumps and umpire also agrees till the impact outside may reverse the decision.. What a scrap rule… ??… @ICC… Also check if there is another reviewgate case by Dilruwan Perera #INDvSL
— Shyam Datta (@ShyamDatta1) November 19, 2017
Did we just witness a 'Brain Fade' moment by Dilruwan Perera…???? #IndVsSL
— Bharath Yadav (@iYadav11) November 19, 2017
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