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 on when they reduced Sri Lanka to 58/5 but Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s heroic half-century took his team to 170/6 in 20 overs. While chasing, Pakistan were all out for 147 despite being 93/2 at one stage. After the final, Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ramiz Raja was asked by an Indian journalist about what message he would like to give to Pakistan people who were unhappy with the loss. The former Pakistan captain did not take this question happily and said: “You are from India right? Your people would be very happy today.” Raja then snatched the phone from the journalist’s hand before giving it back.
The journalist later uploaded the video of the incident with the caption “….that’s not right Mr Chairman Taking my phone was not right @TheRealPCB @iramizraja.”
क्या मेरा सवाल ग़लत था – क्या पाकिस्तान के फ़ैन नाखुश नहीं है – ये बहुत ग़लत था एक बोर्ड के चेयरमैन के रूप में – आपको मेरा फ़ोन नहीं छीनना चाहिये था – that’s not right Mr Chairman Taking my phone was not right @TheRealPCB @iramizraja #PAKvSL #SLvsPAK pic.twitter.com/tzio5cJvbG
— रोहित जुगलान Rohit Juglan (@rohitjuglan) September 11, 2022
Fans also reacted angrily to what Raja did.
At least our Ganguly is not like this
— Pratik (@SPratik12) September 11, 2022
He should stick to Youtube, he is not able to handle the pressure.
— Rajiv Jha (@jharajiv49) September 11, 2022
Best GIF to describe the reason behind this… pic.twitter.com/pWeUsXzdAx
— Manan Padia (@manan_padia) September 11, 2022
This is very wrong..
— Simarr (@Simcric) September 11, 2022
Bechara team ka gussa journalist par nikal raha hai
— Lokesh mehra (@Lokeshmeh96) September 11, 2022
Itni high position me hokar aise behave suite nhi karta hai kisiko.journalist ka kaam questions poochna hota hai ,kiska phone aise lena it’s wrong sir.loss and win to game ka part hai
— Shalini Negi🇮🇳 (@Shalininegi13) September 11, 2022
In the final on Sunday, Sri Lanka found 11 heroes on the cricket pitch as Dasun Shanaka‘s unheralded bunch crushed Pakistan by 23 runs to win their sixth Asia Cup title in Dubai on Sunday. Sri Lanka first raised themselves from the dungeons to reach 170 for 6 from a hopeless 58 for 5 because of Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s 45-ball-71, easily one of the best knocks under pressure in T20s in recent times.
If that wasn’t enough, Pakistan, who were cruising along at 93 for 2, were finally bowled out Pakistan for 147 as pacer Pramod Madushan (4/34 in 4 overs) and leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga (3/27 in 4 overs) ensured that the few thousands of Sri Lankan fans out cheered the 20,000 odd Pakistan fans.
With PTI inputs
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