Sunday clearly did not belong to the Pakistan cricket team in the Asia Cup final. The Babar Azam-led side looked like taking control early to reduce Sri Lanka to 58/5 but Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s heroic half-century took his side to 170/6 in 20 overs. Chasing the target, despite being at 93/2 at one point, Pakistan were all out for 147. After the final, Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ramiz Raja was asked by an Indian journalist what message he would like to send to the people of Pakistan who were unhappy with the defeat. The former Pakistan captain did not take the question happily and said: “You are from India right? Your people will be very happy today.” Raja snatched the phone from the hands of the journalist before giving it back.
The journalist later uploaded the video of the incident with the caption “…this is not correct Mr Speaker, it was not right to take my phone @TheRealPCB @iramizraja.”
— Rohit Juglan Rohit Juglan (@rohitjuglan) 11 September 2022
Fans also reacted angrily to what Raja did.
At least our Ganguly is not like that
— symbol (@SPratik12) 11 September 2022
He must stick to Youtube, he is not able to handle the pressure.
— rajeev jha (@jharajiv49) 11 September 2022
Best GIF to explain the reason behind it… pic.twitter.com/pWeUsXzdAx
— manan padia (@manan_padia) 11 September 2022
This is very wrong..
— Simcric (@Simcric) 11 September 2022
The anger of the poor team is coming out on the journalist
— lokesh mehra (@lokeshmehra96) 11 September 2022
Being in such a high position, such behavior does not suit to whom. The job of a journalist is to ask questions, whose phone it is wrong to take such a thing, sir. Losing and winning is part of the game
— shalini negi🇮🇳 (@shalininegi13) 11 September 2022
In Sunday’s final, Sri Lanka got 11 heroes on the cricket pitch as Dasun Shanaka’s unhelpful swarm beat Pakistan by 23 runs to clinch their sixth Asia Cup title in Dubai on Sunday. Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s 45-ball 71 helped Sri Lanka first propel themselves to 170 for 6 from the dungeon, 58 for 5, one of the best innings under pressure in T20s in recent times Is.
If that wasn’t enough, Pakistan, who were cruising for 93 for 2, were eventually defeated in the form of pacer Pramod Madushan (4/34 in 4 overs) and leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga (3/27 in four overs). I was dismissed for 147 runs. ) ensured that a few thousand Sri Lankan fans cheered 20,000 odd Pakistani fans.
with PTI input
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