Bengaluru, December 5: Sri Lankan players' struggle during the third Test against India owing to the polluted Delhi air has polarised responses.
For some, it was a mere ruse by the Lankan players to avoid being on the field in the face of relentless pressure from the Indians. For some, it was genuine struggle by a set of players who are coming from a much better atmosphere than the one at Delhi.
So, what's the truth? Is Colombo better than Delhi? Well, MyKhel has the numbers and you can judge for yourself.
Pollution Index: Delhi: 92.61; Colombo: 59.39
Pollution scale: Delhi: 168.61; Colombo: 102.81
Air Pollution Data (WHO)
Delhi (PM10): 229; Colombo: 64
Delhi (PM 2.5): 122; Colombo: 36
Pollution General Index
Air Pollution: Delhi: 88.93 (Very High). Colombo: 56.25 (Moderate).
Driniking Water: Delhi: 65.94 (High). Colombo: 35.71 (Low).
Dissatisfaction with garbage disposal: Delhi: 77.57 (High). Colombo: 50 (Moderate).
Dirty/Untidy: Delhi: 74.51. Colombo: 45.83 (Moderate).
Noise/Light Pollution: Delhi: 65.18 (High). Colombo: 54.17 (Moderate).
Water Pollution: Delhi: 79.75 (High). Colombo: 61.31 (High).
Purity and Cleanliness
Air Quality: Delhi: 11.07 (Very Low). Colombo: 43.75 (Moderate).
Drinking water quality: Delhi: 34.06 (Low). Colombo: 64.29 (High).
Water Quality: Delhi: 20.25 (Low). Colombo: 38.69 (Low).
(All figures December 2017).