A funny incident happened when Rohit Sharma was at the press conference after the Asia Cup 2023 final
Team India clinched a dominating victory in the final of the Asia Cup 2023 against Sri Lanka in Colombo. With that win, India has now 8 Asia Cup titles in total. They are the most successful team in the tournament’s history, followed by Sri Lanka, who has 6 titles. But a funny incident happened after the game with Rohit Sharma in the press conference. And today, we will talk about that incident in detail. Also, there was another funny incident that happened during the game with the pacer, Mohammad Siraj. We will talk about that as well. So let’s start.
Team India won its 8th Asia Cup title
India crushed the host Sri Lanka in the final of the Asia Cup 2023. The Indian pacers were outstanding in the final and got Sri Lanka out cheaply in the first inning. Under captain Rohit Sharma, this is India’s 2nd Asia Cup title. In 2018 as well, he won the title as captain.
India didn’t qualify for the final in the Asia Cup 2022 under Rohit’s captaincy. The tournament was played in T20I format.
Indian bowlers did the job
Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first. But their decision went wrong and even worse when they continued to lose wickets.
Jasprit Bumrah started the proceedings and it only took him 3 balls to get the first wicket. After that, Mohammad Siraj’s outstanding new ball spell and some reckless shots by the Sri Lankan batters helped Team India to get the opposition out cheaply.
Siraj got 6 wickets in his 7 overs spell and didn’t give a chance for Sri Lanka to get back in the game. He was breathing fire at the pitch.
Hardik Pandya came into the attack and cleaned up the lower middle order. He took the last 3 wickets of the inning. Sri Lanka bowled out for just 50 runs in 15.2 overs.
Kishan-Gill did the formalities in the end
Captain Rohit Sharma didn’t come out to bat at the top. Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill chased down the target in just 6.1 overs. This is the 3rd shortest ODI game in terms of balls bowled in the match. And the biggest win for Team India in terms of balls remaining.
During and after the game, some funny incidents happened. Let’s see it one by one.
Siraj Funny Moments | Bowled himself ran towards the boundary line to save runs
Other than Siraj’s bowling spell, he also came into the limelight when he himself ran toward the boundary line to save runs off his own bowling. Actually what happened is Mohammad Siraj was on hattrick in the 4th over. He got two back-to-back wickets on the 3rd and 4th ball of the over.
Siraj bowled a full and straight delivery at the stumps to Dhananjaya de Silva and he played a shot through vacant mid-on area.
No fielder was present there and Siraj himself went on to chase the ball towards the boundary line. All the players including Virat Kohli and S Gill didn’t control their laugh after watching this happen.
Rohit Sharma cheekily stops firecrackers during the press conference
After the game, captain Rohit Sharma came in for the press conference. He was asked a few questions by the journalists present there.
When Rohit Sharma was answering a question in the press conference, he heard the noise of firecrackers in the celebration of India’s win. He stopped while answering and said, “Aree… World Cup jeetne ke baad food yaar” (Guys… Burst these crackers after winning the World Cup). Whoever was presented in the media room started laughing after Rohit said this.
Rohit knows how to light up the moment during the PC
Before this incident as well, we saw quite a few times that Rohit Sharma started joking during the press conference. He always tries to be in a positive mood and tries to light up the atmosphere around him.
Will India win the ICC ODI World Cup 2023?
Rohit saying this shows the confidence of the team. Team India will gain a much-needed boost after winning this Asia Cup 2023 title. They found some answers during the tournament. And the team is looking good and set for the mega event.
Team India will look to replicate the heroics of ICC WC 2011, which was also hosted by India (along with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh). This time as well, they will play the WC at home. And the pressure of winning at home is different as we have seen over the years. Let’s see how Team India performs in the WC 2023.
So these two funny incidents happened during the Asia Cup 2023. Now, before the WC, they will play a 3-match ODI series against Australia at home. And then the two warm-up games as well. India will start its WC campaign against Australia on October 08 at Chennai.
What are your predictions? Will Team India win the 3rd ICC ODI WC title this year? If not, who will be the favorites to win the tournament? Comment your predictions below.
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