Time wasting has been a common scenario in the game of football. Players think of many types of tactics for time wasting when they their team are leading and the time is running out.
But now such tactics has been seen in Cricket too. Sri Lankan batsman Niroshan Dickwella was in with a tactics of wasting time to save the Test match for Sri Lanka.
During one of Mohammad Shami’s over, Dickwella acted he’s not ready few times in the over when Shami already was running to bowl the delivery. This act heated up the Indian skipper Virat Kohli and the bowler as well.
After couple of days after the match, Kohli confessed in a press conference that he appreciates the character of Dickwella: “I like to see that character. I liked that competitiveness on the field. He is someone who takes a lot of pride. I am impressed with what I have been seen so far from him from the last series as well. He has got great ability to do something very special for Sri Lanka cricket.”
Sri Lanka were put into bat when 47 overs were remaning and India were in with a chance after they picked up four wickets in the final session. When it was looking stumps will be taken off due to bad light, Dickwella wasted some time to make sure that India can’t bowl too many overs.
Kohli admitted that he would have done the same thing in order to win and also informed that the players have moved on after this incident: “In the heat of things, I will do anything for my team to win. Afterwards everything was normal. We had a chat on the fight as well. Those things end on the field. When you are competitive as an opponent, we always respect that about any opponent.” 1 of 1