With less than a week left in Asia Cup 2018, Russel Arnold has already started taking digs at the opponents. When the official Twitter account of a leading cricket website asked fans to make predictions for the upcoming tournament, he named Sri Lanka as the winner.
Sri Lanka ... Sri Lanka ... Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka ???????????????? https://t.co/CgwCv965yW— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) September 8, 2018
However, it was not too late when fans tried to show him the mirror. Though, Arnold didn't stop there. He came up with a sarcastic tweet suggesting Sri Lanka has every chance to make it to the final but isn't sure about India and Pakistan. "I do hope we get to see both #SLvInd and #SLvPak games at #AsiaCup ... it will be a shame if we only get to see one of those games ????," he wrote.
Not the first time the former Sri Lankan cricketer is getting bashed by fans this month. He had earlier tried to make fun of India's performance against England. The cricket commentator even went on to compare the record of Sri Lanka with India at Lord's, where Virat Kohli and co faced a defeat recently.
India and Sri Lanka are in different groups. However, they have a chance to clash in Super Four, only if the men from the Emerald Island make it there.
Here is how Twitterati reacted to Arnold's comment:
Asia cup is all about India vs Pak...— ᐯIᑎᗩY ᗩᐯᗩᑎTEᔕTᗩ ᔕIᗰᕼᗩ (@simhaadriya) September 8, 2018
Don't worry about India and Pakistan ,first get through your group .????— Muteeb Ahmad (@MuteebAhmad148) September 8, 2018
Not many people have the talent to troll themselves...keep the good work going ???? @RusselArnold69— khan Shahid (@khanShahid99) September 8, 2018
Russel... u never learn, do u?! You've had soooo many instances of talking too much and too big before a SL tournament.... and then having to go into hiding once your team loses! Why have such a big build up, when ur teams gonna lose anyway!!!— Om Mehta (@om_mehta) September 8, 2018
I think it is more of a bilateral series between India and Pakistan with practice matches in between ????— Ishfaq (@Animishfaq) September 8, 2018
No one cares for Sri Lanka games ????— Vivek Izzate (@VivekIzzate) September 8, 2018
First to go out ? ????????— Sunil Kumar N (@sunilkumarcec) September 8, 2018
Sorry but that’s not practically possible I’m afraid????— IndianBULL (@IndianBULL17) September 8, 2018