Rohit Sharma won 5 IPL titles, many didn’t even win once: Gautam Gambhir praises India captain after Asia Cup title win
India lifts the Asia Cup with dominating performance
India lifted the Asia Cup after defeating defending champions Sri Lanka in a one-sided final on Sunday. The Rohit Sharma-led India romped home to a target of 51 with ten wickets in hand at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Electing to bat, Sri Lanka were bundled out for a paltry 50 in 15.2 overs.
Siraj shines with career-best figures
Mohammed Siraj starred with a career-best 6/21, tearing through the Sri Lankan batting line-up. He demolished their hopes as five batters got ducks. Siraj’s fiery display of pace bowling, coupled with Sharma’s aggressive captaincy, gave India a timely boost before their home World Cup beginning next month.
Rohit Sharma hailed by Gautam Gambhir
- Former India opener Gautam Gambhir lavished praise on Sharma, saying there was never a doubt about his captaincy.
- Gambhir pointed out that Sharma’s record of winning 5 IPL titles speaks for itself, particularly when others haven’t won even once.
- However, Gambhir warned that Sharma’s real test will come in the next 15 days, as the best 15-18 players in the dressing room now have to deliver.
- Gambhir reminded that if India fails to perform in the 2023 World Cup, questions will be raised on Sharma’s captaincy, but he believes the team has the ability to make the final.
Rohit Sharma cherishes the win
“It was a great performance, especially to come and play like that in a final. Shows the mentality of the team. Very clinical. A performance like that will be cherished for a very long time,” Rohit said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
First published on: 17-09-2023 at 21:38 IST