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Both team stay away from DRS row

19th November 2017
Even as Dilruwan Perera’s DRS appeal raised enough eyebrows and brought back memories of Steve Smith ‘brainfade’, both the teams skirted the issue.
In a post-match press conference Bhuvneshwar Kumar said that they were too busy celebrating and hence no idea; beside it was in the purview of the team management to speak on the issue. He opined, “This should be come out from the officials. But there is nothing. So it would not be fair to comment on this.”  
As far as Ranaga Herath is concerned, the veteran spinner said he was looking at Nigel Long and he had no clue whether Perera gestured or not. He said, ““I was asking for the review to Nigel Long. Perera might have heard this and returned back to the crease.” I did not look at him. I was looking at the umpire.”
Bhuvi felt that Lanka could score so much runs as they had erred in their line and length. He said, “Humne gandi bowling ki hai”(“we’ve bowled poorly.”) However he added, “Today batting is much easier on the wicket.”
Rangana Herath agreed to that and said, “The wicket got better for batting today.That’s why I got some runs under my belt and luckily we got 122runs lead.”
In India, after 34 years pacers got all the wickets in a Test innings. Bhuvneshwar Kumar seemed to be ecstatic with that. He said, “It’s good for a change.”

Ayan Das