Sri Lanka National Cricket Team (Image Credits: Getty Images)
Sri Lanka National Cricket Team (Image Credits: Getty Images)

The Sri Lankan team, captained by Dasun Shanaka, won the Asia Cup for the sixth time by defeating Pakistan by a score of 23 runs in the final.

When they batted first in the championship match, they were struggling at 58/5, but Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s unbeaten 71-run effort helped them reach 170/6 in 20 overs, and after that, Pramod Madushan’s four-wicket haul bowled out Pakistan for 147, giving the Lankans a 23-run victory. 

It is crucial to remember that Sri Lanka does not automatically qualify for the 2022 T20 World Cup; instead, they must compete in the qualifying matches to ensure their spot in the group stage.

Dasun Shanaka (Image Credits: Getty Images)
Dasun Shanaka (Image Credits: Getty Images)

Virender Sehwag Tweets Interesting Tweet After Sri Lanka’s Asia Cup Win

Former Indian batter Virender Sehwag made an unconventional idea, stating it would be intriguing if teams that lose against opponents who haven’t qualified also lost their World Cup qualifying. 

“Well played Sri Lanka, deserving champions of #AsiaCup. Imagine, they haven’t qualified for the T20 World Cup which is to be held next month. Wouldn’t it be interesting if you lose to a team that hasn’t qualified you too lose qualification? Tote ud jaate sab teams ke. #SLvsPAK,” tweeted Sehwag. 

SL vs PAK: "Tote Ud Jaate": Virender Sehwag's Out Of The Box Suggestion After Sri Lanka Wins Asia Cup

SL vs PAK: "Tote Ud Jaate": Virender Sehwag's Out Of The Box Suggestion After Sri Lanka Wins Asia Cup

SL vs PAK: "Tote Ud Jaate": Virender Sehwag's Out Of The Box Suggestion After Sri Lanka Wins Asia Cup

Dasun Shanaka’s underrated group defeated Pakistan by 23 runs to win their sixth Asia Cup championship here on Sunday. Sri Lanka, a country still picking up the pieces after the loss of democracy while also experiencing severe financial instability, found 11 deserving heroes on the cricket field.  

Sri Lanka National Cricket Team (Image Credits: Twitter)
Sri Lanka National Cricket Team (Image Credits: Twitter)
SL vs PAK: "Tote Ud Jaate": Virender Sehwag's Out Of The Box Suggestion After Sri Lanka Wins Asia Cup SL vs PAK: "Tote Ud Jaate": Virender Sehwag's Out Of The Box Suggestion After Sri Lanka Wins Asia Cup SL vs PAK: "Tote Ud Jaate": Virender Sehwag's Out Of The Box Suggestion After Sri Lanka Wins Asia Cup SL vs PAK: "Tote Ud Jaate": Virender Sehwag's Out Of The Box Suggestion After Sri Lanka Wins Asia Cup

It was a win that went well beyond cricket and had greater historical and political significance. 

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