The Sri Lankans were defeated by the Indians in their backyard earlier this year when Virat Kohli and his men ran riot in the island nation completing a massive 9-0 whitewash. Dinesh Chandimal and his men had a mammoth task of renovating the team and blocking the loopholes as they prepared for their visit to India.
Though the Sri Lankans lost the three-match Test series in India 1-0, we saw an improved performance from the visitors. There were a few gutsy partnerships formed by the Sri Lankan batsmen which allowed them to give a tough fight to the hosts in two of the matches. The bowlers also picked up from the massacre at home and ruffled themselves up for the tour.
Former Sri Lankan all-rounder Russel Arnold took to Twitter as the pundits got their prediction game on before the limited overs encounter. In his tweet, Arnold predicted that the ODI series wouldn’t end 5-0 in favour of the Indians as it did when India traveled to Sri Lanka.
So Test series ends 1-0 and I can promise you the ODI's wont end 5-0 like it did a few months ago !!!
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) December 7, 2017
Arnold’s tweet read “So Test series ends 1-0 and I can promise you the ODI’s wont end 5-0 like it did a few months ago !!!”
However, the left-hander got brutally trolled by the legendary VVS Laxman who pointed out a mistake in his tweet. Laxman took a moment and stated that Russel’s prediction cannot go wrong this time as it is not a five-match series. Laxman corrected the blunder and mentioned that the two teams would battle it out in a three-match series instead and his answer was savage.
Laxman’s tweet read “Sure Russel; it won’t work in a three-match series. This prediction won’t fail.”
Sure Russel , it won’t in a 3 match series. This prediction won’t fail. https://t.co/zhJTlwUV92
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 8, 2017
The Indians will go into the series as the clear favourites, but it will be a mistake to wipe away the visitors completely. Virat Kohli will not be a part of the series as he got his much deserved rest. The Indian team will be led by Rohit Sharma who has already proved his worth as captain leading the Mumbai Indians to their third IPL triumph earlier this year.