There was no doubt that the two deserving teams made it to the finals of the Asia Cup. However, in the end, there had to be one winner between the two.
Dasun Shanaka-led Sri Lankan cricket team came through with flying colours in the high voltage encounter as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 23 runs in the final.
On the other side of the coin, Pakistan national cricket team let the chances slip away from their hands. They had a clear opportunity to go for the kill but failed to do it.
When Sri Lanka were stuttering at 58/5, Pakistan literally didn’t finish off the game quickly as they struggled to dismiss Bhanuka Rajapaksha, who was the saviour for Sri Lanka.
The left-handed aggressive batsman launched a perfect counter-attack and took the game away from the Pakistan cricket team with relative ease.
SL vs PAK: Shadab Khan apologizes after his terrible performance against Sri Lanka in Asia Cup final
When you are playing in the final, the pressure on you is unreal. Players do feel immense pressure, especially while fielding because they have to be sharp and decisive on the field.
One mistake could prove to be a turning point of the game. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s vice-captain Shadab Khan apologized after his worst performance against Sri Lanka in Asia Cup 2022 final.
The Pakistan vice-captain took blame after the loss against Sri Lanka in the final. He was on the receiving end of trolls and abuses for his poor fielding slow in the final.
He dropped the crucial catch of Bhanuka Rajapaksa, warding off the ball for a maximum in a strange manner. The vice-captain expressed his disappointment in dropping the important catches.
He also apologized while blaming himself for the loss against Sri Lanka. The cricketer took to his official Twitter handle and posted a tweet, conveying his apology to the fans. In his tweet, he highlighted that catches win matches. He also went to apologize before taking responsibility for the defeat.
“Catches win matches. Sorry, I take responsibility for this loss. I let my team down. Positives for the team, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz, and the entire bowling attack was great. Mohammad Rizwan fought hard. The entire team tried their best. Congratulations to Sri Lanka,” Shadab expressed through a tweet.