Sri Lanka pull off a WORLD CLASS win and social media erupts!


The do or die battle of Asia Cup 2022, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh became a last over thriller as the Lions somehow found a way to get over the line. The two opponents have some bad blood between them since Nidahas Trophy in 2018 and the intensity of the battle was quite visible on off the field.

This match had a lot of pre-match banter especially in the press conferences and of course on Social Media. But it didn’t stop there, the best part came after the match ended. So here are some of the interesting and humorous reactions on social media about the match.

Former Sri Lankan Cricketer and current commentator Russell Arnold tweeted the following after the match!’s very own Estelle Vasudevan had a little reply to the people who were searching for World Class players in Sri Lanka!

Roushan Alam, who produces Vick & Jordan on BBC Radio 1, found a way to connect a phrase from Athar Ali Khan on today’s match to an image of a turning point from the game!

Writer for ESPNCricinfo Siddhartha Vaidyanathan found the funny side of all the pre match banter

CricTracker found a similarity of today’s game to the Nidahas Trophy encounter 4 years back!

Renowned Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle had the following to say on this encounter which had so many twists and turns’s Damith Weerasinghe tweeted the upcoming fixtures of Sri Lanka

Former Indian Cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar who was on commentary during the match showed appreciation to Bangladesh on a closely contested encounter

Former Sri Luankan all format skipper Angelo Mathews congratulated the boys on the thrilling win

Sri Lankan test skipper Dimuth Karunaratne lauded pacer Asitha Fernando who did the job with the bat at the end!

Former Sri Lankan cricketer and current international commentator Farveez Maharoof congratulated both the teams for a phenomenal game.

Former Sri Lankan skipper Upul Tharanga also took time to congratulate Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s lead analyst Prad Navaratnam didn’t forget to rub salt on some wounds

This will be a night which Sri Lankan cricket fans would remember for a very long time. With this win, Sri Lanka booked their tickets to the Super 4 phase of the tournament and have a shot at redemption against Afghanistan as their Super 4 phase opener on the 3rd of September . After that it will be against the pretournament favorites India on the 6th and Pakistan or Hong Kong on the 9th.

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