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Kohli achieved this feat in the third and final Test match against Sri Lanka starting on Saturday.

India's bowling coach Bharat Arun on Sunday takes a dig at the Sri Lankan cricketers, stating that home team captain Virat Kohli did not require anti-pollution mask to bat for almost two days in the third Test at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi.

Left-arm wrist-spinner Lakshan Sandakan, one of the three new faces in the Sri Lankan team, did manage to occasionally beat the bat but it did little other than to elicit groans from his exasperated team mates.

Sri Lanka had just 10 men on the pitch at one point, despite several players wearing masks, with Lahiru Gamage and fellow bowler Suranga Lakmal leaving the field during the afternoon session.

India coach Ravi Shastri and Sri Lanka counterpart Nic Pothas also came on to the field to speak to umpires.

"Obviously it is well documented that Delhi has high level of pollution. It could have broken (Kohli's) rhythm, yes, but at that point, we had to move on and Ravi had to go into the field and (ask them to) get on with the game".

Once an angry-looking Kohli signalled declaration, the Lankan players were booed by the crowd who chanted "losers losers", as the visitors retreated to the dressing room. It is not normal for players to suffer in that way while playing the game.

In the same Test against Sri Lanka, Kohli went past the 5000-run mark in 63 Tests.

Mathews, who returned to form with a fighting half-century, and Chandimal steadied the Sri Lankan innings with an unbeaten 56-run stand after pace spearhead Mohammed Shami struck with the very first ball to dismiss left-hander Dimuth Karunaratne. "I will need to talk to the secretary and ask him to write to the Sri Lanka Cricket", Khanna said.

Both pacemen were let down by their slip fielders, with both Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan shelling catches at second slip.

"Sri Lankan players can not protest about stoppage of play".

Kohli also broke the record of West Indies legend Brian Lara in registering scores of more than 200 six times - most as a captain in the five-day format. He put on 61 runs with Mathews for the fourth wicket.

The opener made 23 before becoming the off-spinner's 100th test victim in a Sri Lankan record of 25 tests, two less than spin great Muttiah Muralitharan. He batted for almost two days and didn't need to wear any masks. We are focused on what we need to do. He said 'please get on with the game, you don't need to stop.

"I don't think we were too anxious about pollution".

The Lankan move irked the BCCI and Team India's support staff almost called it a deliberate tactic, though the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)'s rating of the capital's air quality remained "very poor". "Our focus is more on that".

Vijay had made 101 by the break, content to allow his skipper to drive a partnership which put the hosts, chasing a record-equalling ninth consecutive test series win, in a commanding position.


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