Mickey Arthur responds to Russel Arnold’s comments on his heated conversation with Dasun Shanaka

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  • Russel Arnold raised questions on Micky Arthur's approach after ODI series loss against India.

  • Arthur responded to Arnold on social media.

Mickey Arthur responds to Russel Arnold’s comments on his heated conversation with Dasun Shanaka
Russel Arnold, Dasun Shanaka, Micky Arthur (Image Source: Twitter)

Micky Arthurs animated reaction following Sri Lanka’s defeat against India in the second One-Day International (ODI) has become one of the major talking points of the match. Arthur was spotted in different moods when Team India changed the momentum of the game and snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

Deepak Chahar played an unbeaten knock of 69 runs to guide India to a memorable victory. Arthur looked extremely disappointed as the hosts lost the game after being in a winning position. He was also seen having a heated conversation with Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka. A video of that incident went viral on social media where the two could be seen arguing, possibly over the outcome of the match.

The thing which surprised many was the whole interaction between Arthur and Shanaka took place on the ground and not inside the change room. Former Sri Lanka all-rounder Russel Arnold, who is part of the commentary panel, was also shocked to see the visuals and expressed his thoughts on social media.

Arnold took to Twitter and mentioned that the conversation between the coach and the captain should have happened in the dressing room.

“That conversation between Coach and captain should not have happened on the field but in the dressing room,” Arnold wrote on Twitter.

However, Arthur was quick to respond to the cricketer-turned-commentator, suggesting that he should not make the mountain out of the molehill.

“Russ, we win together and lose together, but we learn all the time! Dasun and myself are growing a team, and we both were very frustrated we did not get over the line! It was actually a very good debate; no need to make mischief out of it!,” tweeted Arthur.

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