Fans React to Video of Ramiz Raja Snapping At An Indian Journalist. After the final, an Indian journalist asked Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ramiz Raja what message he wanted to send to Pakistanis who were disappointed with the loss.
Sunday was clearly not Pakistan’s day in the Asia Cup final. The Azam-led side appeared to be in command early on when they reduced Sri Lanka to 58/5. Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s heroic half-century lifted his team to 170/6 in 20 overs. Pakistan were all out for 147 while chasing, despite being 93/2 at one point. After the final, an Indian journalist asked Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ramiz Raja what message he want to send to Pakistanis who were disappointed with the loss. The former Pakistan captain not amuse by the question and responded: “You’re from India, correct? Your people would be overjoy right now.” Raja then grab the phone from the journalist’s grasp before returning it.
The journalist later uploaded the video of the incident with the caption “….that’s not right Mr Chairman Taking my phone was not right @TheRealPCB @iramizraja.”
Fans also reacted angrily to what Raja did
On the cricket field on Sunday, Sri Lanka found 11 heroes as Dasun Shanaka’s unheralded team defeated Pakistan by 23 runs to win their sixth Asia Cup title in Dubai. Sri Lanka first came back from 58 for 5 to reach 170 for 6 thanks to Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s 45-ball-71, easily one of the best knocks under pressure in T20s in recent times.
As if that wasn’t enough, Pakistan, who were cruising at 93 for 2. Eventually bowled out for 147 as pacer Pramod Madushan (4/34 in 4 overs) and leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga (3/27 in 4 overs) ensured that the few thousands of Sri Lankan fans out cheered the 20,000 or so Pakistan fans.