Pothas quotes

Pothas quotes

In the wake of alarming smog conditions in the city, Sri Lanka head coach Nic Pothas said a doctor visited the dressing room and performed a few tests on the players on Tuesday.

Sri Lankans have been affected by the poor air quality in the city, which made three of their players vomit on Sunday. Their seamer Suranga Lakmal had vomited on the field on Tuesday morning. The tourists have been wearing masks when fielding in the ongoing Test.

"There were some tests done. I have no idea what they were. It doesn't tell you (what the problem was). We saw at the end of today that Shami was also struggling. The guys did superbly well to deal with the situation. A situation is a situation so let's get on with it. The guys did fantastically well throughout the day. I am not a doctor, I have no idea what these tests tell you, what we are testing, why are testing, it doesn't make anything get away. The guys had great attitude through the day," Pothas said.

Speaking about Lakmal, he said: "He didn't feel very well in the morning and came off a little bit of steam. It's not like anything else in the world, there are people who adapt to conditions better than others physiologically. Every human being is different. Our people are in discomfort, it speaks for itself. The rest we cannot control and there is no use talking about it."

Pothas admitted that losing three wickets would have put them on a sticky wicket in their chase of 410. "It's not ideal to lose three wickets. It is frustrating at the end of the day. If we look back on the day we did pretty well in the morning to extend our innings and I thought we bowled pretty well up front. But yet it's frustrating. I am wondering whether it's a coincidence that we lose a wicket to a seam bowler and all of a sudden the light turns bad and we lose two wickets to spin," he said.

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