Jayawardene gave a clear message to the team after watching the video of Sujan’s speech before the start of the match. Jayawardene, who won the 2014 T20 World Cup on the opening day of the match, posted a video on Twitter and wrote, “Looks like the time has come for the Sri Lankan bowlers to show their mettle and the batsmen will have to prove themselves on the field.”
The wind of relief is blowing in his mind as the result went in his favor. Jayawardene declared himself as the winner in the battle of words. After Sri Lanka’s 2-wicket win, he tweeted, ‘Well done boys. You fought hard to win this match under pressure. Safe to say it was a world class performance.
The Bangladesh team left the tournament after losing against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup. Before this important match, the heat spread in the dressing room of both teams. That heat was stopped in the war of words of former cricketers.
Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka made a speech disparaging Bangladesh after the loss to Afghanistan. A war of words began. At one point, Bangladesh team director Sujan also joined it. He was countered by Lankan batting great Mahela Jayawardene. Although the war of words was unresolved, Sri Lanka won on the field, but still the anger did not end. Jayawardene punched Bangladesh after the Asia Cup Super Four was confirmed with a breathtaking victory.