'Bolne de, Taqleef hua hai bechare ko' - Fans troll former Sri Lankan skipper as he predicts Australia to win BGT 2-1 over India

These comments from the Mahela Jayawardene didn’t go down well with the Indian Cricket fans and they took no time in lashing out at for this

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Former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene is currently on the receiving end of harsh criticism and trolling from the Indian Cricket fans for his recent statement while he predicted the winner of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The Mumbai coach in Indian T20 League said that Australia might go home with a series win against India.

“It’s difficult to predict, but being a Sri Lankan, I’m hoping that Australia can go all the way. Probably a 2-1 win for Australia, but it’s going to be a tough one,” said Mahela Jayawardene to the ICC Review.

“I think it’s always going to be a great series. I think Indian conditions and how the Australian batsmen tackle that, they do have a really good bowling unit and how do the Indian batsmen tackle that … it depends on how each team starts the series and who’s got that momentum. But it will be fascinating,” he added later.

These comments from the 45-year-old didn’t go down well with the Indian Cricket fans and they took no time in lashing out at him on the micro-blogging site Twitter. The fans also urged the Indian T20 League franchise Mumbai to remove him from the responsibilities.

Here’s how fans reacted:

Apart from the prediction of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy’s winner, Mahela also talked about the performance of the Sri Lankan team in the World Test championship 2021-2023.

“I think at the start of the World  Test Championship, the two-year cycle, Sri Lanka was ranked seventh or eighth in the world. They’ve played some amazing cricket, consistent cricket throughout, and are right up there having an opportunity to play in that Test Championship (final),” said Jayawardene.

“New Zealand is a top team and so it’ll be a fascinating series and I hope that Sri Lanka can pull that off. And hopefully, Australia can do Sri Lanka a few favors in India, which is also going to be a tough, tough series,” he concluded.

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