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Air too unfit to play

04 December 2017, 04:19 | Melissa Porter

An air purifier will provide relief and may prevent frequent visits to the clinic

An air purifier will provide relief and may prevent frequent visits to the clinic

A few Sri Lankan players marched out wearing masks after lunch, which was followed by the first halt in play as pacer Lahiru Gamage complained of discomfort which required the Sri Lankan physio's attention. "Are people of Delhi supposed to bear this?"

According to the Central Pollution Control Authority (CPCB), the air-quality fell under "severe-plus or emergency" levels at Anand Vihar in west Delhi with PM2.5 reaching 433 in the morning - 17 times the safe limit, sector 125 Noida and Vasundhara in Ghaziabad. "You simply keep holding meeting after meeting, and not do anything else". Batting for a day-and-a-half in foul air that made the Lankan bowlers sick, Kohli made the highest score ever by an Indian Test skipper just as he sank a world record as captain with the most Test double tons - six.

"Where is your action plan?" As reported by PTI, he said that visitors may have stressed on pollution to break Kohli's rhythm.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli batted for almost seven and half hours to notch his career-best knock of 243 runs before he was forced to declare the innings 536-7 after Sri Lankan players halted Day Two play for 26 minutes, citing uneasiness due to poor air quality caused by smog in the national capital. The unusual thing is that they (Sri Lanka) did not face any problem till the lunch time of the second day.

Tharoor, also a Lok Sabha member, cited the instance of the choking smog disrupting the third Test between Sri Lanka and India, saying it showed the severity of the pollution situation in the city. So in the absence of moderate winds, this mix remains suspended near the earth surface leading to escalation in the pollution levels. The overall air quality index in the capital was 375 - considered to be "very poor" and hazardous to health.

"You want exemptions for two-wheelers but you don't apply your mind that these 60 lakh vehicles cause the maximum pollution", the court said.

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