Kusal Perera played the innings of a lifetime and pulled off a miracle victory for Sri Lanka on Saturday, scoring 153 not out off 200 balls, as the visitors beat the hosts by 1 wicket to take an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series in Durban.
Chasing a daunting target of 304, the Lankans were reduced to 83 for 3 on Day 3 and had lost half their side at 110 on the fourth day when Kusal Perera and Dhananjaya de Silva joined forces to add 96 runs for the sixth wicket.
De Silve departed on 48 but Perera carried on and batted smartly with the tail-enders to take Sri Lanka closer to the target.
He brought up his second Test hundred in just 146 deliveries in the 74th over of the fourth innings and went on to cross his highest score of 112 with a six to reach 112 with Sri Lanka needing 52 runs at that stage. The shot also took the team past 250.
Cricket >>>>>>>> pic.twitter.com/DM9uM9SoZR
— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) February 16, 2019
His last wicket partnership with Vishwa Fernando had reached 26 runs by then with Perera scoring all the runs while the latter didn’t even open his account for 15 deliveries.
Perera and Fernando’s unbroken partnership for the final wicket reached 78 off 95 balls, which is a record for Sri Lanka against South Africa in Test cricket. Fernando just managed 6 runs in the incredible stand. The win was also Lanka’s first in Durban after 7 years.
On seeing this historic win, Russel Arnold former Sri Lankan cricketer of Tamil descent, who played all forms of the game got excited and trolled Srini mama, a parody twitter account of Srinivasan, a former chairman of ICC.
நான் வீழ்வேன் என்று நினைத்தாயோ? ஹாஹாஹா..
Dei Maama @SriniMaama16, Kusal Perera epdi vechi senjaan pathiya.. Avanga aalunga, avanga edam, avanga bowlers.. Engaluku bayam illa, adhuku idhaan sample!!
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) February 16, 2019
He used the references of Rajinikanth dialogue from Petta and Vijay’s Dialogue from Pokkiri. This tweet received many hilarious reactions and even Srini Mama responded.
— Srini Mama (@SriniMaama16) February 16, 2019
Check out some of the hilarious reactions his tweet received :
டேய் அர்னால்டுஉஉ pic.twitter.com/f95E31ner7
— 🐯No 7🐯 (@Gods_Rulee) February 16, 2019
Romba varsham ku aoprum kabi kabi a😂
— kvp (@vijayapandian) February 16, 2019
என்ன மயில் இது நம்ம @harbhajan_singh admin செஞ்ச மாறி இருக்கு
— JokePeralta (@MokkaCheenu) February 16, 2019
Pulla poochikulaam kodukku mulaikumnu kanava kanden! 😂
— Shreyas Srinivasan (@ShreyasS_) February 16, 2019
Machi @RusselArnold69 100 thadava kai adichi orubthadava pullaa pethavan la pesa pedaathu….
— MGM __VSOP_ GOLD (@aethisty) February 16, 2019
Gethu @RusselArnold69 best tweet ever on your timeline 😂
— Ramanan (@ramanan_rs) February 16, 2019
Hahaha,,Happy to see MayilVaaganam alive rising like the UnderTaker😎😎😎This is the only Russel Tweet I liked so much👍🤘✌️👌Hope Lankans win the series which nobody has done
— S R M (@SabariRMani) February 16, 2019
Following this Russel also called Srini mama to dance with him by posting a boomerang video :
Ahaaaa… Maama Va Dance panna !!!! pic.twitter.com/SHazhkReEQ
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) February 17, 2019
What do you think on this excited tweet Of Russel ?? Comment below !!