Ind vs SL: Pacer Shami throws up due to Delhi pollution

Pacers Mohammed Shami and Suranga Lakmal were the latest to get affected by the pollution in New Delhi Test.

Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami was the latest to get affected by the pollution in the New Delhi Test. (screengrab)   -  Hotstar

India pacer Mohammed Shami was the latest to get affected by the pollution in New Delhi during the ongoing third Test between India and Sri Lanka on Tuesday.

Shami dismissed opener Sadeera Samarawickrama off a roaring bouncer but stopped in mid-over to vomit, crouching down before gulping water.

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He went on to complete the over but left the field shortly afterwards.

In the morning session it was Sri Lankan paceman Suranga Lakmal who threw up twice. He went to the dressing room briefly but returned to the field, bowling 14 overs and taking one wicket.

Ironically, Shami, at the end of Day three, did not agree with the Sri Lankans that the air quality was that bad.

“Pollution is an aspect that we seriously need to think about. But what was being portrayed (by Sri Lanka), it wasn’t to that extent. Also it could be that we are more used to (pollution) it and our ability to adjust is much more compared to them,” said the 27-year-old pacer.

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