All the reaction from around the world as Sri Lanka clinched a sixth Asia Cup title with an impressive 23-run victory over Pakistan.
It didn't take long for the Sri Lanka players to celebrate the victory inside their dressing room.
A host of former Sri Lanka players led the way by sending their congratulations to the current team, while a current Test star from the island nation also chimed in.
Good toss to lose boys !! Showed character and passion to play for the country and so proud of each and every one… enjoy the victory as entire country will.. brilliant team effort #AsiaCup2022 👊— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) September 11, 2022
Big occasion boys played like champions! @dasunshanaka1 wel led @BhanukaRajapak3 what a knock @Wanindu49 #promod @ChamikaKaru29 what a game with the ball👏👏@OfficialSLC what a moment !enjoy the win 🍾 pic.twitter.com/TQlZEB45fY— Angelo Mathews (@Angelo69Mathews) September 11, 2022
While disappointed with the loss, a group of former Pakistan stars and a high profile ex-coach also sent their well wishes to the Sri Lanka players.
When I was watching the start of the match it looked like that Pakistan will make the match one-sided, and at the end Sri Lanka made it one-sided. Have to appreciate the @OfficialSLC played the entire tournament sp todays final, you deserve #AsiaCup2022, congrats and well played— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) September 11, 2022
Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing . That was the mantra of this amazing Sri Lankan team so congratulations 🥳 better team won 🏆 in the end .— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) September 11, 2022
Well deserved Winners exceptional performance throughout the Asia Cup by @OfficialSLC lots of flaws that need to be fixed by @TheRealPCB lots of new talent found as well..Great performance by @iMRizwanPak throughout.#PAKvSL #AsiaCup2022Final @TheRealPCB— Saeed Ajmal (@REALsaeedajmal) September 11, 2022
Disappointed!!not the result we wanted Hard Luck @TheRealPCB boys Congratulations @OfficialSLC on being champions #AsiaCup2022 Standout performance..have shown their Obsession passion and resilience for the title…they played another level cricket 👏🏻👏🏻 scintillating performance.— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) September 11, 2022
Congratulations to @dasunshanaka1 and all the Sri Lankan players,support staff and selection panel..— Mickey Arthur (@Mickeyarthurcr1) September 11, 2022
Really proud of you guys!
Pakistan take this on the chin,keep your heads high and come back strong!@OfficialSLC
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