On Sunday, January 15, at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, Ishan Kishan was once again benched for the third One-Day International match against Sri Lanka.
Despite scoring 210 off 131 balls in his previous ODI, which was played in Bangladesh in December, the wicketkeeper-batter earlier lost opportunities in the previous two matches against the Sri Lankan Lions.
Vice-captain Hardik Pandya and pacer Umran Malik were rested, therefore Team India decided to play Suryakumar Yadav and Washington Sundar instead.
With a commanding 2-0 lead in the three-match series, the Men in Blue will now try to sweep the opposition. Team India won the first one-day international by 67 runs before winning the second match by four wickets.
Fans were upset to see Suryakumar Yadav start over Ishan Kishan in the third ODI after he got a century against Sri Lanka in the third T20I.
Here are a few of the outraged Twitter responses: