Many bizarre moments have occurred on a cricket field but the latest event unfolding prior to the match between India and Sri Lanka on Sunday takes the cake!
The match between both teams was delayed due to rain and in order to get the match started quicker, the ground staff at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati used a hairdryer and a steam iron to dry the pitch.
These unconventional techniques did not sit well with the fans who trolled the BCCI and the Indian ground staff on social media.
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— Shubham Ghosh ⚡ (@shubhamsghosh) January 6, 2020
Seriously, Are we really the richest board in the world?? When we can't afford measures to tackle these issues. Steam iron and hair dryer being used to dry the pitch… Creative yet poor measures. #INDvSL #Guwahati pic.twitter.com/sKcFquks8t
— Nakul Kulshrestha (@NakulKulshrest1) January 5, 2020
Vacuum cleaner, hairdryer, iron… every single thing from a common man's home is currently being used to dry the dampened pitch at Barsapara Stadium, Guwahati.#AssamCricketAssociation Hats off to the hard work #INDvSL #INDvsSL pic.twitter.com/PPRqTH8nzp
— Aakash Biswas (@aami_aakash) January 5, 2020
— Azzam Ameen (@AzzamAmeen) January 5, 2020
— V I P E R™ (@Offl_TheViper) January 5, 2020
— Rohit Sankar (@imRohit_SN) January 5, 2020
The level of un-professionalism at guwahati stadium is just too high, I can't believe we are using hair dryer at an international venue to dry a patch.This is so fucking horrible to see. #BCCI where's the money you're earning is going? #INDvSL #Slvsind
— Hardik Sarna (@HardikSarna) January 5, 2020
— Manju J (@ManjuJovin) January 5, 2020
Some people even drew a comparison with the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as well, when a helicopter was landed in the middle of the ground.
— Nibraz Ramzan (@nibraz88cricket) January 5, 2020
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