Sri Lanka registered a historic victory on September 11 against Pakistan at Dubai International Stadium to win their sixth Asia Cup title on Sunday. The result came as massive shock for Babar Azam & Co who were stunned by the island nation second time on the trot in the continental tournament. After putting a competitive 171/6 as a target, Dasun Shanaka-led side bundled out Pakistan for 147 in 20 overs to win a thrilling Asia Cup 2022 final.
Pakistan made an outstanding start to the game as they reduced Sri Lanka to 58/5 in 8.5 overs, but Bhanuka Rajapaksa's arrived as a savior and got much-needed assistance from all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga (36 off 21). After contributing with the bat, Hasaranga also picked three wickets in the game which helped Sri Lanka to firm their grip in the game. While Sri Lankan cricket team and their fans were delighted with the result of the match, Pakistan side was equally in disbelief.
Following the conclusion of the game, Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ramiz Raja, who was in attendance at the venue, indulged in a verbal altercation with an Indian journalist on his way back. When asked if people of Pakistan were sad over Pakistan's defeat, Raja seemed to be getting miffed with the question. "You must be from India. You must be very happy then? (Aap India se honge? Aap to bade khush honge?). The PCB Chief was so frustrated with the answer that he went on to snatch the mobile phone of the journalist but returned it and left the venue without answering any more questions.