Cricket legend Kumar Sangakkara has sent a heartwarming message to the Sri Lankan team ahead of their Asia Cup final clash against Pakistan, scheduled to be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
Sangakkara extended his best wishes to the team stating the Islanders had been quite inspirational throughout the tournament and said the Dasun Shanaka-led side has played exceptionally well.
Notably, Sri Lanka started the tournament on a sour note with a loss to Afghanistan. But the Lankans bounced back in grand style with four consecutive wins to storm into the summit clash, which included victories over Asian giants India and Pakistan.
“Hi, Dasun. It’s a great pleasure and a privilege to send this message to you and the Sri Lankan team. I just wanted to wish you all the very best for the final of the Asia Cup. I have followed the tournament quite closely, and I can’t tell you how inspirational your side has been, not just now, but throughout these months,” said Sangakkara in an Instagram video.
“You have played exceptionally well. You have all been leaders, and you have put in performances when the chips were down, that has brought a huge amount of joy to everyone that loves you as a team and loves Sri Lanka. So thank you for all of that. There is one more effort. Give it your best. You have incredible talent and incredible ability, and more importantly, you guys have played as a team. So go out there and bring the cup home. Good luck” added Sangakkara.