The third and final Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium was not the one to be remembered for the infamous drama that caused so much of fuss during the match because of the hazardous atmosphere that kept disturbing the players of both the teams.
It was no secret that the thick layer of smog and pollution in the national capital restricted the players to breathe fresh fraction of air. Ever since the Sri Lankans wore masks on the field, it became a sensation. Initially, it was Sri Lankan pacer Suranga Lakmal who left the field as he threw up owing to toxic air.
And while the Indians had been playing down the conditions in Delhi, saying that the conditions were normal and were same for all the players competing, it sort of hit them back when Mohammad Shami started vomiting on the field.
But the BCCI officials confirmed last night that Shami was vomiting as he had been unwell over the past 2 days, and not because of the weather conditions in Delhi.
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Also, a senior BCCI official confirmed the news that the National Capital will not get any international tie to host the match in Kotla Stadium before 2020 because of the rotational policy. One can’t predict the environment status of the city after a couple of years at the moment.