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Pep talk: Ignore social media trolls, says Aravinda de Silva to Sri Lanka team

Sri Lankan cricketers should not be demoralised by extraneous elements in the social media and get on with the game, Team mentor Aravinda de Silva said during a motivational session here.

With Sri Lanka facing flak after their dismal show in the ongoing Test series, the Cricket Board here conducted a motivational session last night for the national team ahead of this weeks third and final Test.
The injury-marred Sri Lanka lost by an innings and 53 runs in last week's second Test against India. The hosts lost the first Test by 304 runs.
They had also suffered a defeat against bottom-ranked Zimbabwe in a home ODI series, besides making early exit from the Champions Trophy in June.
Young players should "not to be discouraged by extraneous elements that seek to demoralise them via social media and gossip sites", former captain de Silva was quoted as saying by a Sri Lanka
Cricket statement.
Fans ridiculed the Sri Lankan team after their recent performances with one post joking that Sri Lanka had in fact won the second Test because they had played two innings to India's one.
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