Sri Lanka’s ICC World T20 2014 victory celebrations
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Kumar Sangakkara (Left) exults after hitting the winning runs in World T20 final © Getty Images
This photo feature is on Sri Lanka’s ICC World T20 2014 win against India, which the men from the emerald isles comfortably cruised to the target by six wickets. Given Sri Lanka’s recent record in World Cups, India were tipped to win the final but the Sri Lankans, well led by makeshift captain Lasith Malinga bowled superbly, especially in the death overs to hand Sri Lanka a historic win.
The photo feature captures the raw emotions of the Sri Lankan players, who had finally broken their final voodoo and gave the outgoing batting legends, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene a fitting farewell. Jayawardene and Sangakkara had decided to hang up their boots at the beginning of the tournament and they couldn’t have asked for a better farewell.