IND vs SL 1st T20I: Twitter goes wild after officials use hair dryer and steam iron to dry the pitch in Guwahati

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The first T20I of the year 2020 was called-off in Guwahati on Sunday. The series opener between India and Sri Lanka was scheduled to begin at 7 PM IST but was delayed due to rain after the toss.

In the beginning, it just looked like a passing shower, but then it was pouring down minutes. Around 8 PM though the heavens relented, the rain had already affected the state of the pitch with wet patches.

Just when the ground staff started its repair work, the rain returned to make things worse. This time though, more care was taken with an extra cover being placed on the 22 yards. However, the damage was already done, and when it all cleared around 8.45 PM, the ground staff much to everyone’s surprise brought out the hair-dryer, steam iron, and vacuum cleaner to dry the wet patches on the pitch.

Twitterati brutally trolled the match officials and lashed out at the groundsmen for not using the proper equipments to ready the pitch.

Earlier, Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bowl first.

Here’s is Twitter reacted:

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