[VIDEO] R Ashwin can't stop laughing at hilarious moment from Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I
The Pakistan vs Sri Lanka T20I series concluded in the most embarrassing manner for the hosts as they were beaten 3-0 by the tourists despite being the No. 1 ranked T20I side in the world. Sarfaraz Ahmed & Co. were hopeful to salvage pride with a win in the dead rubber at Lahore but the Lankans maintained the level of their performance to complete a historic clean sweep. After the final T20I concluded at the Gadaffi Stadium, the fans witnessed a hilarious moment during the presentation ceremony, which was also shared by Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on social media.
Wanindu Hasaranga, the Man of the Match and the Man of the Series, was called up by Ramiz Raja during the presentation ceremony and a translator was also made available to help Hasaranga understand and answer the questions that Ramiz posed.
The first question from the former Pakistani cricketer was if it was the best bowling performance that Hasaranga had ever. The answer from the Sri Lankan was a straight 'yes' and despite that, Ramiz took the mike to the translator, to which the latter said, 'he said yes'. It turned out to be a hilarious moment as the fans in the stadium as well as those watching on their TV sets witnessed an English-to-English translation.
Ashwin, who is presently involved in India's 2nd Test against South Africa, tweetd the video with caption: “Lmao morning!!”
Lmao morning!! https://t.co/BlICuGcJPv— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) October 10, 2019
Hasaranga, who finished the match with the figures of 3/21 in four overs, further termed his 'wrong un' delivery as the go-to ball when it comes to deceiving the batsmen.
"My wrong un is my go-to ball and I use it smartly to deceive the batsman. I try to absorb the pressure and bowl as many dots as I can. I believe I have got enough variations to pick up wickets," he said.
The nature of defeat in the T20Is to Sri Lanka have raised more questions over the extent of affairs in Pakistan cricket. Considering how the hosts performed in the ODI series under the guidance of newly-appointed coach Misbah-ul-Haq, the 3-0 home loss is being considered as one of the most embarrassing series defeats in the history of Pakistan cricket.