Amidst the reports of Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma’s wedding in Italy, India entered the limited-overs leg against Sri Lanka under new captain Rohit Sharma. The highlight of the match was also the return of their regular heroes – Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. However, all did not go well for Indian team. Sri Lanka‘s new captain Thisara Perera won the toss. In all confidence, Rohit said, ‘it was a good toss to lose.’ Upon coming to bat, India’s best batsmen fell like a pack of cards.

Shikhar Dhawan was gone for a nought, skipper Rohit was dismissed for 2. Dinesh Karthik, too, was gone for zero while Shreyas Iyer failed to create an impression on debut. Manish Pandey and Hardik Pandya fell cheaply as well. Four of these wickets was grabbed by Suranga Lakmal, ending with his best ODI figures of 4 for 13. With such a devastating collapse, all that Twittarati demanded was the return of Kohli from Italy. Many commented on behalf of Kohli, “mujhe chain se shaadi bhi karne nahi denge (Let me be at peace atleast while getting married).”

Some felt the clear air was not something India were used to after all the smog drama in Delhi. A few believed Suranga Lakmal turned around the tables with his spell. Apart from the Twitterati, cricketers and cricket aficionados across the globe were left stunned with India’s collapse. Here are the hilarious tweets during India’s collapse:




































Kohli had sought leave from the Indian board in advance and will not be available for the three-match ODIs as well as T20I series.