The Daily Star – Bangladesh – Perera, who was involved in a crucial 43-stand eight-wicket with Rangana Herath, was adjudged leg before wicket on nought but following a successful challenge stayed on for a 34-ball five on day four in Kolkata.
- Although the Indian players did not complain, there was speculation — including from television commentators — that he had received advice from the Sri Lankan dressing room.
- “Contrary to the assumptions made, there was no ‘message from the dressing room’ involved in the requested review,” Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.
- “Having mistakenly assumed that Sri Lanka were out of reviews, Dilruwan Perera had turned to leave the field when he heard Rangana Herath inquire from the on-field umpire Nigel Llong if Sri Lanka have any reviews left, to which Mr.
- “I was asking for review (from) umpire Nigel Llong, maybe Dilruwan also heard that and after that he asked for it.
- Indian paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar played down the incident, saying that his team players were busier celebrating than looking at Perera.