The dubious issue of air pollution has flared up yet again. This time the victim is the third and the last test match being played between India and Sri Lanka. Things went out of hand when the visiting seamer Suranga Lakmal went off the ground after vomiting on the field on Day 4.
The scene was quite like that on Sunday, as 8 out of the 11 Sri Lankan players were wearing pollution masks at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. Three, including the wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella, Lakmal and Lahiru Gamage were seen without pollution masks on their face.
However, Lakmal, one of the new bowlers ended up vomiting on the field when India was batting in the sixth over during its second innings. Following this, Sri Lankan physiotherapist along with other bowlers and Sri Lanka captain Chandimal rushed to Lakmal who had only bowled three overs when he started to throw up and ultimately walked off the field.