Shadab Khan, the vice-captain for white-ball Pakistan, has accepted responsibility for the heartbreaking loss to Sri Lanka in the 2022 Asia Cup final. Shadab made two fielding errors by failing to catch the threatening middle-order hitter Bhanuka Rajapaksa, which helped Sri Lanka win.
Babar’s team had Sri Lanka reeling at 5/58 inside 9 overs when Pakistan got the game underway in Dubai International Cricket Stadium, but Rajapaksa and Wanindu Hasaranga mounted a potent counterattack to get their team back in it. Pakistan had two chances to get back into the game while Sri Lanka was mounting a comeback, but both opportunities were lost when Shadab Khan was unable to hold on to the catches.
Due to Shadab’s mistakes in the field, Sri Lanka made a great comeback and scored 170 runs in the first innings. The Men in Green struggled to respond, being bowled out for 147, and Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup for the sixth time ever.
Shadab apologised to the Pakistani cricket supporters on Twitter and accepted responsibility for the defeat. He said, “Catchs win matches,” and expressed regret for disappointing the team. Shadab continued by praising the Pakistani athletes for their superb play throughout the competition and congratulating the Sri Lankan team for winning the trophy.
Catching wins games. I’m sorry for the loss, and I accept responsibility. I failed my group. Team, @iNaseemShah, @HarisRauf14, and @mnawaz94 positives and the bowling attack as a whole was excellent. @iMRizwan Pak put up a valiant fight. Everyone on the team gave it their all. Salutations to the picture of Sri Lanka. twitter.com/7qPgAalzbt
Sept. 11, 2022, Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan)