Asia Cup 2022 will be a do-or-die match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh today (September 1). The team that wins the match will advance to Super-4. The losing team will be out of the tournament. In such a situation, a war of words has started between the two teams ahead of this crucial match. Both the teams have drawn each other’s worth.
The controversy started with a statement by Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka. He said, “We will easily win the match against Bangladesh as they have only two world-class bowlers. Those two players are, Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman”.
After this, Bangladesh coach Khalid Mohammad replied to Shanaka. He said, “We have at least two world-class bowlers. There is not a single world-class bowler in the Sri Lankan team”.
Mahela Jayawardene jumps into controversy
After that, former Sri Lankan captain and star player Mahela Jayawardene has fallen in this comment war. He has said that the Sri Lankan players have to show their strength now.
Jayawardene said in his tweet, ‘Now is the time, Sri Lankan bowlers have to show their class. Also, the batsmen also have to say what they can do on the field”.
In the Asia Cup this time 6 teams have been divided into two groups. Group B includes Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. In this group, Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in their first match of the tournament.
After that, Afghanistan also defeated Bangladesh by 7 wickets in the second match. Thus, Afghanistan became the first team to reach Super-4.