Sri Lanka's Asia Cup 2018 outing came to an end on Monday after Afghanistan knocked five-time champions out of the tournament with a 91-run win in Abu Dhabi.
When Sri Lanka was losing wickets in the middle, fans on Twitter were gradually approaching towards former Sri Lankan cricketer Russel Arnold's Twitter profile.
They roasted the cricketer-turned-commentator who had taken digs at Indian cricket team when they lost the Test series against England 4-1.
In their last league game, Sri Lanka was chasing a target of 250 after Afghanistan were all out for 249 in 50 over. Rahmat Shah top-scored for them with a 72 off 90 balls on a slow track. For Sri Lanka, it was Thisara Perera who bagged a fifer.
In reply, Sri Lanka was bundled out for 158 in 41.2 overs.
As soon as Afghanistan clinched their first victory against the men from Emerald Island, Twitterati jumped into Russel Arnold's mention and pulled his leg. Here is how they reacted:
Reporting of Person missing:— Buvanesh (@buviwrites) September 17, 2018
Russel Arnold of Sri Lanka has been missing from his Twitter account for the past two days after the #AsiaCup2018 Opener.@RusselArnold69 was last seen tweeting this so called sarcastic tweet few days back. #SLvAFG #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/QudGRyg6WT
Have some cameras on Russel Arnold man ???????? #AsiaCup— Akash Warner (@AkashWarner) September 17, 2018
More than Srilanka team I guess Russel Arnold learned the lesson????????#SLvAFG— navnath kalyankar (@nkkalyankar) September 17, 2018
Modi bhakts in india=Russel Arnold In srilanka..— Rishi (@Im_rishi7) September 18, 2018
They justify anything and everything! ???? https://t.co/ULoNGFw0d0
There is thin line between confidence and overconfidence that call Rahul Dravid when you cross that line you'll end up by meeting Russel Arnold— Anand Joshi (@_Ajoshi_) September 17, 2018
Where is Russel Arnold . we want some views from him on this great achievement of srilankan cricket team— Prashu Mishra (@truthteller785) September 17, 2018
Upset? The ones who follows Afg cricket were Expecting Afg to defeat SL. ???? https://t.co/errRYv7uaE— Tabrez (@its_tabrez_) September 18, 2018