New Delhi: Sri Lanka’s interim coach was not a happy man when his team was flattened on the field during the second Test match versus India in Nagpur. Sri Lanka lost to hosts India by an innings and 239 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The Sri Lankan coach Nic Pothas did not mince his words as he spoke after the game.Also Read - Ind vs NZ: Aakash Chopra Slams Umpires For Poor Standard of Decision-Making During 1st Test at Kanpur, Says 'Very Ordinary'
He was quoted to be saying by PTI, “It is hugely disappointing because of the amount of work ethics that goes in behind the scenes. It is embarrassing (defeat). Players should be embarrassed with their own performances. Net practice means nothing if you don’t get out and put runs on the board.” Also Read - Farhaan Behardien Hopes Indian Team Tours South Africa Amid New Coronavirus Variant
He also said, “You can talk all that you want to and plan a lot but at the end of the day you’ve got to execute plans. As a player, your currency is runs, wickets and catches. You can do all you like but if you are not producing them, obviously there will be repercussions. That’s the world of professional sport.” Also Read - Why Ashwin Got Into An Argument With On-field Umpire; Watch Video
He further said, “I have been only in place for six months and Angie hasn’t played a lot of Test match cricket prior to one of these games. But you can count on numbers over a period of time.”