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Sri Lanka cricket fans starts to trend #Unfollowcricketers in various social media with a goal to unfollow the Sri Lankan cricket players verified profiles. The incident comes into effect after their T20 series whitewash against England.
#unfollowcricketers campaign started by SL fans
Sri Lankan Cricket Team reached a new low on Saturday as it succumbed to an embarrassing 89-run defeat to England in the final T20I in Southampton.
“The aim of the campaign is to unfollow failed Sri Lankan cricketers from their verified profiles on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter,” the popular Sri Lankan website newscenter.lk has reported.
“Unfollow all these failed cricketers,” said Ahmed Inaamulhaq on Twitter. “Don’t let them have the social media attention if they can’t perform for the national team. They do not deserve massive fan bases.” he added.
— Ahmed Inaamulhaq #AIH (@Ahmedinaamulhaq) June 26, 2021
Sports reporter Manjula Basnayake vented his frustration on Twitter by stating that this is the worst team from the island that he has ever seen.
“I have been watching cricket matches since 1993 but I have never seen such a weak Sri Lankan cricket team, “They can’t hit the ball. #SLvENG.” sports reporter Manjula Basnayake said on Twitter.
— Manjula Basnayake (@BasnayakeM) June 26, 2021
Reason for the SL Fans Angry
Sri Lankan cricket has endured a massive decline in the last 5 years. The latest 0-3 whitewash against England is their fifth consecutive T20I series defeat.
Sri Lanka have played 10 Twenty20 series since October 2018 and won only one. They have lost two each to England, New Zealand, and the West Indies and one each to Australia, India, and South Africa.
As a result, the former T20 World Champions (2014) and two times runners-up (2009 & 2012) will be forced to play in the Qualifiers alongside associate nations like Oman, PNG, Namibia to gain qualification for the main draw.
Sanath Jayasuriya Reacts
Former opener and 1996 World Cup-winner, Sanath Jayasuriya, has called for instant corrective measures to address the decline of the island nation in the cricketing landscape.
Very sad day for Sri Lankan cricket. The situation is critical. We need immediate measures to save cricket
— Sanath Jayasuriya (@Sanath07) June 27, 2021