Watch: Gautam Gambhir Hoists The Sri Lankan Flag After Their Win Over Pakistan In Asia Cup Final 2022

Updated - 12 Sep 2022, 01:17 PM

Gautam Gambhir
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Dasun Shanaka’s team defeated Pakistan by 23 runs in the final match of the Asia Cup 2022, played at the International Stadium in Dubai on Sunday. Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup for the sixth time.

After losing the toss, Sri Lanka batted first, scoring 170-6 in 20 overs. Bhanuka Rajapaksa played a brilliant innings, scoring an unbeaten 71 off 45 balls with 6 fours and 3 sixes in his innings. Wanindu Hasaranga made a crucial partnership with Rajapaksa and scored 36 runs in 21 balls. The in-form opener, Kushal Mendis was dismissed for a golden duck. Haris Rauf led the Pakistan bowling attack with 3 wickets.

Pakistan were bowled out for 147 runs in 20 overs in the run chase. Mohammad Rizwan scored 55 runs off 49 balls and Iftikhar Ahmed scored 32 runs. Pramod Madushan played a vital role in Sri Lanka’s victory by taking 4 wickets. Right-arm leg spinner Hasranga picked up 3 wickets. Bhanuka Rajapaksa was picked as the Man of the Match for his 71 runs.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Bhanuka Rajapaksa. (Photo: Twitter)

Watch: Gautam Gambhir Hoists Sri Lankan Flag After Final Match

Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir. (Photo: Twitter)

Gambhir shared a video of the incident on his Twitter account and he wrote: “Superstar team…Truly deserving!!#CongratsSriLanka.”

After the Sri Lankan cricket team won the Asia Cup, Gautam Gambhir did something that made the entire world his fan once again. Gautham waved Sri Lanka country’s flag in front of the supporters on the field. When Gambhir took the Lankan flag in his hand, the entire stadium began clapping loudly for him. The former Indian opener is receiving a lot of praise on social media.

Sri Lanka has been in an economic crisis for a long time. The overall situation in the country is very bad. In this situation, the Sri Lankan team gave its countrymen a big gift by winning the Asia Cup.

Asia Cup was originally scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka, but due to the country’s economic crisis, the tournament had to be shifted to the United Arab Emirates. Today the entire nation of Sri Lanka has united again as their nation became the Champion of Asia.

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