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‘They’ve no idea': Pak coach hits back at Inzamam, Akhtar for slamming Rizwan

Pakistan coach Saqlain Mushtaq has hit back at former cricketers Inzamam-ul-Haq and Shoaib Akhtar for criticising Mohammad Rizwan's knock in the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka.

Pakistan coach Saqlin Mushtaq and Shoaib Akhtar
Pakistan coach Saqlin Mushtaq and Shoaib Akhtar
Published on Sep 13, 2022 07:41 AM IST

‘Asif Ali played with stitches, Shadab Khan batted despite being concussed’

Pakistan's star finisher Asif Ali, who is renowned for his attacking batting was dismissed on a golden duck as Pakistan failed to complete the 171-run chase.

Shadab Khan and Asif Ali collide while attempting a catch during Asia Cup final(REUTERS)
Shadab Khan and Asif Ali collide while attempting a catch during Asia Cup final(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 12, 2022 09:03 PM IST

‘Don’t know why he was dragging the match’: Ex-PAK stars slam Babar's captaincy

Surprisingly, Pakistan captain Babar Azam used Mohammad Nawaz for only one over which went for three runs as both Sri Lankan batters cut loose against Naseem Shah and Mohammad Hasnain.

Pakistan's captain Babar Azam(AP)
Pakistan's captain Babar Azam(AP)
Published on Sep 12, 2022 06:08 PM IST

‘Acting yaad hai…’: Fans troll Pak cricketer over viral tweet on Shadab and Asif

A Pakistani cricketer mocked Shadab Khan and Asif Ali for their fielding disasterclass against Sri Lanka in the recently concluded final of the Asia Cup 2022 on Sunday.

Pakistan's Shadab Khan, left, and Asif Ali collide in an unsuccessful attempt to take the catch of Sri Lanka's Bhanuka Rajapaksa(AP)
Pakistan's Shadab Khan, left, and Asif Ali collide in an unsuccessful attempt to take the catch of Sri Lanka's Bhanuka Rajapaksa(AP)
Published on Sep 12, 2022 05:48 PM IST

'Runs dusre players bhi karte hai, lekin…': PAK great's indirect jibe at Rizwan

Rizwan, who surpassed India's Virat Kohli as the highest run-getter of the tournament with 282, scored a fifty in Sunday's final. But his traditional batting approach seemed unfitting in the format, as Sri Lanka coasted to a 23-run win in Dubai.

Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan reacts during the Asia Cup T20 final between Pakistan and Sri Lanka(Getty Images)
Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan reacts during the Asia Cup T20 final between Pakistan and Sri Lanka(Getty Images)
Published on Sep 12, 2022 04:01 PM IST

‘God save him from the evil eye’: Pakistan legend defends ‘unlucky’ Babar Azam

Babar Azam, who holds the reputation of being a prolific scorer, managed just 68 runs in the six matches Pakistan played at the Asia Cup.

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam celebrates after taking a catch during the Asia Cup final(ICC Twitter)
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam celebrates after taking a catch during the Asia Cup final(ICC Twitter)
Published on Sep 12, 2022 01:18 PM IST

Akhtar lashes out at ‘nightmare’ Babar, Rizwan after PAK's Asia Cup final loss

After Pakistan's Asia Cup 2022 final defeat vs Sri Lanka, Shoaib Akhtar lashed out at Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan for their performance in Dubai on Sunday.

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan in action for Pakistan.(AP)
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan in action for Pakistan.(AP)
Updated on Sep 12, 2022 05:12 PM IST

‘I take full responsibility of Asia Cup loss. I let my team down’: Pakistan star

After the Asia Cup final in Dubai, Pakistan all-rounder Shadab Khan took to Twitter to take ‘full responsibility’ for 'letting his team down' by dropping the crucial catches of Sri Lanka's Bhanuka Rajapaksa.

Pakistan's Shadab Khan, second right, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's captain Dasun Shanaka during the T20 cricket Asia Cup final match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates(AP)
Pakistan's Shadab Khan, second right, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's captain Dasun Shanaka during the T20 cricket Asia Cup final match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates(AP)
Updated on Sep 12, 2022 03:00 PM IST

Shoaib's loaded tweet draws reaction from Akmal after PAK's Asia Cup final loss

Shoaib Malik posted a loaded cryptic tweet after Pakistan's defeat in the Asia Cup final vs Sri Lanka, which received a reaction from Kamran Akmal.

Shoaib Malik was dropped from Pakistan's squad for Asia Cup.(Twitter)
Shoaib Malik was dropped from Pakistan's squad for Asia Cup.(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 12, 2022 11:35 AM IST

Shanaka reveals how Dhoni's IPL 2021 CSK inspired SL's Asia Cup final win vs PAK

Dasun Shanaka revealed how MS Dhoni's IPL 2021 CSK team inspired him and his Sri Lanka team to victory against Pakistan at the Asia Cup final in Dubai.

MS Dhoni in action for CSK.(IPL)
MS Dhoni in action for CSK.(IPL)
Updated on Sep 12, 2022 10:46 AM IST

Watch: Gambhir's video of holding Sri Lanka flag after Asia Cup draws reactions

Gautam Gambhir shared a video of he holding Sri Lanka's flag on Twitter with the caption: "Superstar team…Truly deserving!! #CongratsSriLanka." The post drew a lot of reaction from fans across the globe.

Gautam Gambhir holds Sri Lanka's flag after Asia Cup final
Gautam Gambhir holds Sri Lanka's flag after Asia Cup final
Published on Sep 12, 2022 10:26 AM IST

Shahid Afridi confirms daughter 'was waving Indian flag' during IND-PAK match

Shahid Afridi revealed that his daughter was waving a Indian flag due to a shortage in Pakistani flags during the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 match.

Shahid Afridi is a former Pakistan captain.(IDI via Getty Images)
Shahid Afridi is a former Pakistan captain.(IDI via Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 12, 2022 12:43 PM IST

Watch - ‘Aap India se honge?’: PCB chief Ramiz Raja snatches journo's phone

Ramiz was visibly miffed with the Indian journalist's question and started countering him for using the word 'awam' (common people) after Pakistan's loss to Sri Lanka. In a video shared by the journaist, the PCB chief was then seen grabbing the journalist's phone to stop the recording.

Ramiz Raja misbihaves with Indian journalist
Ramiz Raja misbihaves with Indian journalist
Updated on Sep 12, 2022 10:06 AM IST

Watch: Afghans take to the streets to celebrate SL’s Asia Cup final win vs PAK

People in Afghanistan took to the streets to celebrate Sri Lanka's victory against Pakistan in the Asia Cup final on Sunday.

Afghans celebrate Sri Lanka's Asia Cup final win vs Pakistan.(Twitter)
Afghans celebrate Sri Lanka's Asia Cup final win vs Pakistan.(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 12, 2022 08:55 AM IST

Steyn drops epic reaction as Rauf cleans up SL batter with 151kph thunderbolt

Haris Rauf's 151kph delivery turned back in for the batter, who missed the drive and it went through the gap between his pad and bat before disturbing the woodwork.

Dale Steyn reacts to Haris Rauf's delivery to remove Danushka Gunathilaka of Sri Lanka(Twitter)
Dale Steyn reacts to Haris Rauf's delivery to remove Danushka Gunathilaka of Sri Lanka(Twitter)
Published on Sep 12, 2022 07:55 AM IST

Watch: Bharat Army fans 'heckled' for wearing Indian jerseys in PAK vs SL final

Indian cricketers were allegedly not allowed to enter the Dubai International Stadium as Pakistan took on Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2022 final.

The Indian fan narrates his ordeal.(Twitter)
The Indian fan narrates his ordeal.(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 12, 2022 07:45 AM IST

Pakistan captain Babar Azam's horrific Asia Cup run sparks meme-fest on Twitter

The Pakistan captain scored only 68 runs in six matches across the Asia Cup 2022. Here's how Twitter reacted to Babar's batting after he was dismissed cheaply yet again in the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka.

Babar Azam(AP)
Babar Azam(AP)
Published on Sep 12, 2022 07:44 AM IST

'People attacked me': Wasim Akram reveals facing online hate over Rizwan verdict

Rizwan was the top-scorer for Pakistan but his sluggish approach didn't impress many former players including Wasim Akram, who launched a scathing attack on the wicketkeeper-batter. The bowling great revealed getting slammed by online trolls when he criticised Rizwan's performance against Hong Kong.

Mohammad Rizwan and Wasim Akram(AP | Twitter)
Mohammad Rizwan and Wasim Akram(AP | Twitter)
Published on Sep 12, 2022 07:20 AM IST

Hasaranga, Rajapaksa rout Pakistan as Sri Lanka clinch sixth Asia Cup title

Sri Lanka won their sixth Asia Cup title as they defeated Pakistan by 23 runs in the final in Dubai.

Wanindu Hasaranga(AP)
Wanindu Hasaranga(AP)
Published on Sep 11, 2022 11:25 PM IST

Watch: Shadab Khan lays down in pain after freak collision with Asif Ali

Shadab's head bumped into Asif's elbow but he eventually stood up and walked off the field on his own, surviving a massive injury scare in the all-important clash in Dubai.

Shadab Khan during Asia Cup 2022 final against Sri Lanka(Twitter)
Shadab Khan during Asia Cup 2022 final against Sri Lanka(Twitter)
Published on Sep 11, 2022 09:56 PM IST

India fans claim they were ‘pushed away’ from PAK vs SL Asia Cup final

A fan shared a chilling ordeal of his experience as he tried to enter the Dubai International Stadium wearing an India jersey in the Asia Cup final between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on Sunday.

Still from the Asia Cup final(AP)
Still from the Asia Cup final(AP)
Updated on Sep 12, 2022 08:15 AM IST

Watch: Shadab Khan forcefully tries to raise umpire's finger after failed DRS

Pakistan reviewed the LBW decision but it stood umpire's call of not out due to the impact. Cameras captured Shadab forcefully trying to raise the umpire’s finger as the two shared a laugh.

Shadab Khan of Pakistan(Twitter)
Shadab Khan of Pakistan(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 11, 2022 09:31 PM IST

'Uska acha time chal raha hai': Uthappa picks multi-skilled India star over Pant

Virat Kohli may have consolidated his position in top three batters, but the Asia Cup 2022 didn't provide a definitive answer if Rishabh Pant maintains his place ahead of seasoned wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik.

India's Rishabh Pant reacts as he walks off the field after losing his wicket(AP)
India's Rishabh Pant reacts as he walks off the field after losing his wicket(AP)
Published on Sep 11, 2022 04:13 PM IST

Gambhir names PAK player he's most ‘disappointed’ with and it's not Babar Azam

The Pakistan unit has seen some stellar individual performances over the course of Asia Cup 2022 but there have been a few signs of worry from their camp.

Asia Cup final: Babar Azam and Gautam Gambhir
Asia Cup final: Babar Azam and Gautam Gambhir
Updated on Sep 11, 2022 07:25 PM IST

Ramiz Raja's no-nonsense response on Rohit Sharma-led side's shock Asia Cup exit

The two teams have long been compared in world cricket despite not being involved in bilateral series, and the two were once again drawn into a comparison by the chief of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ramiz Raja who had a rather blunt explanation on why India suffered a shock Asia Cup exit.

Rohit Sharma; PCB chief Ramiz Raja
Rohit Sharma; PCB chief Ramiz Raja
Updated on Sep 11, 2022 05:27 PM IST

Vengsarkar fumes at Rohit Sharma, Rahul Dravid for Asia Cup ouster

Former India chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar was left fuming at captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid for the Asia Cup ouster.

Dilip Vengsarkar; Rahul Dravid with Rohit Sharma
Dilip Vengsarkar; Rahul Dravid with Rohit Sharma
Updated on Sep 11, 2022 01:27 PM IST

'India won't go to WC...': Ex-Indian pacer makes huge claim after Asia Cup exit

Rohit Sharma-led Team India failed to defend their crown in the 2022 edition of the Asia Cup. Defending champions India suffered a premature exit from the continental tournament in the Super 4 stage.

India's captain Rohit Sharma, left, reacts as he leaves the field with teammate Suryakumar Yadav after their loss in the T20I match of Asia Cup against Sri Lanka,(AP)
India's captain Rohit Sharma, left, reacts as he leaves the field with teammate Suryakumar Yadav after their loss in the T20I match of Asia Cup against Sri Lanka,(AP)
Published on Sep 11, 2022 10:47 AM IST

'He'd be beneficial for Team India. He's someone who's got to factor in'

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar did not read much into those defeats, which came just two months before the T20 World Cup, he did suggest just one change in India's Asia Cup squad for the tournament in Australia later in October.

Sunil Gavaskar; Indian cricket team
Sunil Gavaskar; Indian cricket team
Published on Sep 11, 2022 09:57 AM IST

Nostalgic Kohli posts adorable childhood photo after hitting 71st ton. See pic

Virat Kohli seems to be enjoying the new phase that has begun in his career after ending the century drought. Continuing his jovial mood from reaching the milestone, the Indian cricketer posted a picture from his childhood on social media in which he can be seen enjoying his meal at a party.

Virat Kohli after hitting his 71st century.(file photo)
Virat Kohli after hitting his 71st century.(file photo)
Published on Sep 11, 2022 08:02 AM IST

‘Doesn’t have pace': Ex-Pakistan captain launches brutal attack on Bhuvneshwar

Bhuvneshwar conceded 19 runs in the penultimate over against Pakistan, where India suffered a five-wicket defeat during the 'Super 4' stage. The senior bowler was again given the same duty against Sri Lanka but he faltered again.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar appeals for dismissal of Mohammad Rizwan during the Asia Cup 2022 (ICC Twitter)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar appeals for dismissal of Mohammad Rizwan during the Asia Cup 2022 (ICC Twitter)
Published on Sep 11, 2022 07:19 AM IST
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