India emerged victorious within the extremely prestigious Asia Cup 2023, securing an astounding 10-wicket overcome Sri Lanka within the finals held at Colombo on Sunday.
Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj performed a pivotal function on this outstanding victory, handing over a good looking bowling spell with figures of 6/21. His remarkable efficiency decimated the Sri Lankan batting order, proscribing them to 50 runs. The Rohit Sharma-led facet then successfully chased the objective with out shedding a unmarried wicket.
Amidst the party of India clinching their file eighth Asia Cup name, former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar vehemently criticized those that entertained the perception that Rohit and his workforce had any aim of intentionally shedding their Tremendous 4 fit towards Sri Lanka to forestall Pakistan from achieving the general.
Of their Tremendous 4 come across towards Sri Lanka, which came about final Wednesday, India got here dangerously as regards to a defeat. The younger Sri Lankan sensation Dunith Wellalage led to moderately a stir by way of securing his first-ever five-wicket haul in One Day Internationals, sending a wave of apprehension throughout the dominant Indian batting lineup.
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Why would Bharat lose intentionally to Sri Lanka?: Sunil Gavaskar
The previous Indian captain strongly refuted allegations made by way of people around the western border who claimed that the India vs Sri Lanka Tremendous 4 fit was once ‘fastened’, insinuating that India deliberately underperformed to do away with Pakistan from the Asia Cup.
“What a good slap at the faces of all the ones around the Western border who have been screaming and shrieking that Bharat after being brushed aside for 213 towards Sri Lanka was once purposely shedding the sport so that you could deprive Pakistan of a spot within the ultimate. Did those brainless other people even bring to mind the chance that when Bharat loses the sport to Sri Lanka after which Pakistan beat Sri Lanka and the Bharat v Bangladesh recreation will get rained off, it was once Bharat who do not have certified for the general. So why would Bharat lose intentionally to Sri Lanka? Morons” Gavaskar wrote in his column for Mid-Day.
Following Pakistan’s respectable removal from the event after shedding the digital semifinal to Sri Lanka on Thursday, Gavaskar expected the emergence of additional conspiracy theories. Nevertheless, he discovered it unsurprising that Pakistan and its media redirected their anger and scrutiny towards their skipper, Babar Azam.
“When Pakistan misplaced to Sri Lanka and have been knocked out of the event, we have been anticipating some extra conspiracy theories blaming Bharat for the loss, however surprises by no means stop so that they forgot the whole thing else and targeting lambasting their skipper Babar Azam for his or her go out from the event” the 74-year-old additional added.