Sri Lanka led by Dasun Shanaka impressed everyone as the side defeated Pakistan by 23 runs in the final to win the Asian Cup for the sixth time. In the final, Sri Lanka faced Sri Lanka 58/5 in first at bat, but Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s 71-point unbeaten knockout helped Sri Lanka score 170/6 in 20 overs. a result, Sri Lanka won the match by 23 runs.
It is important to note that Sri Lanka has no direct qualifier for the upcoming T20 World Cup and they must first play the qualifiers to seal a qualifier for the group stage. Former Indian batter Virender Sehwag came up with an out-of-the-box suggestion, saying it would be interesting if teams that lose to a side that didn’t qualify also lose their World Cup qualifiers.
“Well played Sri Lanka, deserved champions of #AsiaCup. Imagine they didn’t qualify for the T20 World Cup to be held next month. Wouldn’t it be interesting if you lost to a team that didn’t qualify you? lose qualifying. Tote ud jaate sab teams ke. #SLvsPAK,” Sehwag tweeted.
Well played Sri Lanka, deserved champions of #AsiaCup.
Imagine, they have not qualified for the T20 World Cup to be held next month. Wouldn’t it be interesting if you lose to a team that didn’t qualify, then you also lose your qualification. Tote ud jaate sab teams ke. #SLvsPAK
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 11, 2022
As soon as Sri Lanka won the final, Twitter was flooded with congratulations.
Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. That was the mantra of this great Sri Lankan team, so congratulations, the better team won in the end.
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) September 11, 2022
When I looked at the start of the match, it looked like Pakistan was going to make the match one-sided, and at the end Sri Lanka made it one-sided. Has the . appreciate @OfficialSLC played today’s final sp all tournament you deserve it #AsiaCup2022congratulations and well played
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) September 11, 2022
Big Occasion Boys Played Like Champions!@dasunshanaka1well led@BhanukaRajapak3what a knock@Wanindu49 #promod @ChamikaKaru29what a game with the ball @OfficialSLCwhat a moment !enjoy the win pic.twitter.com/TQlZEB45fY
— Angelo Mathews (@Angelo69Mathews) September 11, 2022
@OfficialSLC @dasunshanaka1 @BhanukaRajapak3 great win and well deserved. Played as a team of true champions. You have continued to inspire as a side.
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) September 11, 2022
Sri Lanka, a country picking up pieces after the death of democracy while facing massive financial turbulence, found 11 worthy heroes on a cricket pitch as Dasun Shanaka’s unannounced platoon crushed Pakistan by 23 runs to claim their sixth Asia Cup title here on Sunday. to win.
It was a victory that was not just about cricket, but went far beyond that with a much deeper historical and political significance.
With PTI inputs
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