Sri Lankan coach Mickey Arthur was wary of offers to scold the skipper Dasun Shanaka in front of the camera.
The incident happened after the hosts lost the second ODI from India, which gave the tourists an indisputable advantage in a series of three matches.
Sri Lanka’s 275/9 in 50 overs was chased by India with five balls for the reserve in Colombo on Tuesday.
The undefeated 69 of Deepak Chahar, with a continuous stand of 84 starts with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, raised India from an uncertain 193/7 to reach the target of 276.
After the loss, the South African Arthur was seen exchanging heated words with Shanaka and seems to signal the skipper to go off the field with him. But Shanaka did not move, letting Arthur leave. The video featuring the duo was widely shared on social media.
The incident between Arthur and Shanaka prompted former Sri Lankan commentator Russell Arnold to write on Twitter: “This conversation between the coach and the captain should not have taken place on the field, but in the dressing room (with emoticons with a thinking face).”
Arthur Russell’s response was simple: “Rus, we win together and lose together, but we learn all the time! Dasun (Shanaka) and I form a team and we were both very disappointed that we didn’t cross the border! It was actually a very good debate. , there is no need to do mischief! “
The final ODI between Sri Lanka and India will be played on July 23.