Wasim Akram sleepless after Pakistan’s loss in Asia Cup final
Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 5 wickets in the Asia Cup final at Dhaka.
Wasim Akram is disappointed at Pakistan’s manner of defeat in the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka © Getty Images
Karachi: Mar 12, 2014
Former Pakistan captain and fast bowling great Wasim Akram has revealed that he could not ‘sleep for two days’ following Pakistan’s loss in the Asia Cup final.
Sri Lanka chased down a challenging 261-run target in 46.2 overs with opener Lahiru Thirimanne notching a brilliant 101 despite defending champions Pakistan posting a tough 260 for 5 with Fawad Alam hitting a maiden hundred.
According to The Dawn, Akram said that he could not sleep for two days as he failed to understand the manner in which Pakistan used their bowlers in the final of the tournament, adding that they did not use their bowlers well while defending a 260-plus total.
Akram also said that he believes the decision to bat first by Pakistan was not correct as they had chased well in the matches against India and Bangladesh.
The victory was Sri Lanka’s fifth Asia Cup title, equalling India’s number of triumphs in the event initiated in 1984, the report added.