When Sri Lanka returns home after winning the Asia Cup, there is a sizable victory parade. View Pictures
Asia Cup: Athletes were welcomed by members of Sri Lanka Cricket and the Sports Ministry at the Bandaranaike International Airport.
At the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday, Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by a score of 23 runs in the 2022 Asia Cup final. So Sri Lanka won its sixth Asia Cup championship thanks to Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s undefeated 71-run performance and Pramod Madushan’s four-wicket haul. The players participated in a sizable victory parade as they made their way back home on Tuesday morning after their win. So the team’s outstanding tournament performance has drawn accolades from people all across the world. At the Bandaranaike International Airport were representatives of Sri Lanka Cricket and the Sports Ministry.
So in the images Sri Lanka Cricket shared on Twitter, the players could be seen riding in a double-decker bus as fans cheered and gave them congratulations. Along with interacting with the fans, the players expressed gratitude to them for their support throughout the nation’s unrest.
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) September 13, 2022
At the post-game press conference, skipper Shanaka said, “Believe in our cricketers. So A lot of bad things are going around.” Sri Lanka’s unmatched economic crisis served as the backdrop for the cricket team’s Asia Cup campaign. They should take pleasure in their careers as cricket players and avoid spreading unfavorable sentiments. They live different lifestyles as well. Faith must always be kept. As a captain, I try my hardest to give the guys a sense of security. All I can ask for is that.
Long lines for fuel, cooking gas, and other necessities have been caused by a prolonged lack of foreign funding, which has also made life miserable for the general populace due to power outages and rising food prices.
Following that, Pakistan was soon spooked by Pramod Madushan, who claimed two wickets in two deliveries. Iftikhar Ahmed and Mohammad Rizwan partnered well for 71 runs. But the strain was mounting and their performance was subpar.
Rizwan reached his fifty-first run, but Madushan broke the stand and claimed his third wicket. After that, Sri Lanka became the center of attention. To end Pakistan’s prospects, Rizwan, Asif Ali, and Khushdil Shah were all ejected at the same time.
Pakistan was eventually knocked out for 147 off the penultimate delivery of the game, to the joy of the Sri Lankan players.