Asia Cup 2022 Review: The Most Inspiring Edition Ever. Here’s Why
It’s over! Sri Lanka are the proud winners of the Asia Cup 2022. Honestly, when the tournament started, they weren’t the favourites. But, the Lankan Lions beat all odds, played like madmen(in a good way), and caught every opportunity they had. In the end, they closed the 15th edition of the Asia Cup cricket tournament out beautifully.
Although Sri Lanka deserve all the attention they are getting right now, Asia Cup 2022 is inspirational for all teams and their players. For example, India, who were hot favourites to win the tournament, couldn’t make it to the final but Virat Kohli managed to make a comeback after a long time.
There are many inspiring moments in the Asia Cup 2022 that make it one of the best editions ever. Here are they:
- Virat Kohli Hit 71st Hundred
The Indian star batsman ended his century drought by hitting his 1st T20 international century against Afghanistan in a Super Four match of the Asia Cup 2022. Before this, Kohli had hit a ton in November 2019. Since then, his fans were waiting for his century, while critics were asking him to consider retirement.
But, before India’s quest ended in the Asia Cup 2022, Virat gave Indian fans a reason to be happy.
Virat’s comeback proves that one can achieve anything with hard work. It also suggests that nothing lasts forever, not even failure. All you need to do is to believe and back yourself.
- Afghanistan in Top 4
Away from crises at home, Afghanistan cricket team gave fans a reason to smile. They not only made their place among the top 4 teams in the Asia Cup 2022 but also gave tough competition to almost all teams in the tournament.
Afghanistan’s strength has always been their spin attack, having world class spinner Rashid Khan and mysterious yet talented Mujeeb Ur Rahman. But, in the Asia Cup 2022, Afghanistan also did well in terms of top-order batting.
Afghanistan cricket team’s performance in this Asia Cup gives a message that they are ready for big tournaments.
- Sri Lanka Surging
Honestly, before Asia Cup 2022 kicked off, not many backed Sri Lanka to win the tournament. Even cricket betting experts had India and Pakistan as top 2 contenders to lift the 15th edition of the tournaments.
However, The Lankan Lions beat all odds and proved everyone wrong. They will go back to their homes with the Asia Cup trophy. Not only that, Sri Lanka is going to be a new team, which is confident.
This Asia Cup trophy will surely boost the confidence of Sri Lankan cricketers and fans.
In the last few years, we saw Sri Lanka as a team that kept falling down. Although in these years, the team found talents like Hasaranga, they were never among top contenders to win a trophy.
But, Sri Lanka surged in this Asia Cup. With each passing game, the team was improving. In the last Top 4 match against Pakistan, they caught everyone’s attention and proved that they earned their spot in the final of Asia Cup 2022.
Before the final game, Sri Lankans were all pumped up. However, it was their efforts as a team that helped them clinch the title. It was Sri Lanka’s 6th Asia Cup title, but this edition was special.