‘Kitna paisa mila bhai’ - Fans react as Dimuth Karunaratne thanks PCB for providing maximum security in Lahore during Asia Cup 2023

Here is how fans have reacted to the thank you tweet shared by Dimuth Karunaratne during Asia Cup 2023 to PCB

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On 5 September 2023, Sri Lanka played against Afghanistan in Lahore as it was the last group game of the ongoing Asia Cup. Both teams were looking for a win to qualify for the ‘Super 4’ stage. However, it was the Lankans who won the game by just two runs and fans witnessed a thriller of a match.


However, based on the hybrid model, only four matches are being played in Pakistan while nine matches are being played in Sri Lanka. India raised concerns about security threats and hence, the decision was taken and approved by the Asia Cricket Council. But, the Sri Lanka batter, Dimuth Karunaratne shared a video and a thank you tweet to the Pakistan Cricket Board. Seeing that, fans shared their views on social media.  

Here is the shared tweet:

Dimuth Karunaratne has scored 33 runs so far in the Asia Cup 2023


Speaking of the tweet, Karunaratne wrote: “Thank you Pakistan Government & @TheRealPCB for providing maximum security for our short stay in Lahore #AsiaCup23.” In that clash, Karunaratne scored 32 runs off 35 balls, including six fours. In this ongoing tournament, he has scored 33 runs in two innings. 

After that thrilling victory, Sri Lanka skipper, Dasun Shanaka said: "It's a tough one. It's very hard to defend such a total with only four fielders . DDS and my wickets were important. Mendis and Asalanka built the innings well. Credit to Theekshana and Wellalage that we ended at 291. First target was that . A couple of wickets opened the door for us. Nabi took the game away from us. However, we ended up winning - that's what is important!"  

However, the first game of the ‘Super 4’ also took place in Lahore on 6 September between Pakistan and Bangladesh. Now, all the rest of the matches will happen in Sri Lanka only. The final of the tournament is scheduled to take place on 17 September.

Here is how fans have reacted:

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