Sreesanth opines on India’s stunning win over Sri Lanka in Asia Cup 2023 final
By SMCS - Sep 20, 2023 8:00 am
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Former Indian speedster S Sreesanth praised the Indian team for absolutely blowing Sri Lanka away in the final of the Asia Cup 2023 in Colombo on Sunday, September 17. India bowled Sri Lanka out for a mere 50 runs, with Mohammed Siraj registering an incredible spell of 6/21, including four wickets in an over as well. Later, Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill reached the target in 6.1 overs.\

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj

Speaking to Sportskeeda after India’s win in the Asia Cup, Sreesanth said: “I couldn’t believe it. It was just like a selection or practice match. You get to see such games at U3, U14, U16 levels. No Indian player or fan or anyone who was watching the Asia Cup could have predicted that something like this was going to happen. It was a complete clinical performance from the Indian team.”

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He further added: “I think he (Siraj) picked his five wickets in 16 balls. No runs for three wickets! Thse things don’t happen even in Test matches. Hats off to him from nowhere to somewhere to everywhere. He didn’t do anything extraordinary. The team’s morale goes really high when you pick wickets in the initial overs and that’s exactly what Siraj and Bumrah did and that’s what is expected of them too by coach and captain.”

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj came out all guns blazing

However, Sreesanth was delighted to see the effort that Mohammed Siraj put in off his own bowling to try and stop the boundary on his hattrick delivery as well.

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“Siraj made the match look like a highlights package. The one thing that I found great was the way he chased the ball to the boundary when he himself was on a hattrick. The level of commitment that he showed is something both youngsters and legends of the game should take note of,” he concluded.