Asia Cup is one of the most eminent tournaments that involve the Asian countries. As per the records, India and Sri Lanka have been the most prosperous teams having won the cup for the maximum number times each in the ODI format of the tournament.
That being said, here are three amazing performances from the Asia Cup:
- Our one of the greatest: ‘Hitman’
Rohit Sharma, also known as Hitman is one of the finest batsmen produced by India. After being selected to lead India in the Asia Cup, he became the first Indian batsman to score three T20I centuries along with being the highest individual scorer in the ODIs, scoring 264 runs.
- When Muralitharan took 5 wickets yielding 31 to Bangladesh
Back in 2008 at Karachi, Pakistan, Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan took 5 wickets granting barely 31 runs to Bangladesh proving his name. Record holder goals, right?
As unfortunate as it may sound, Bangladesh lost by a huge margin of 158 runs. Muralitharan gave them a tough time and his name in the history of best bowling performances in Asia cup has been certain ever since.
- Tendulkar’s 17 wickets
We all have witnessed Sachin Tendulkar’s all-rounder ability in Asia Cup. 23 matches, 17 wickets at an advantageous Sachin average of 21.41 that he picked, Tendulkar stands 10th in the list of highest wicket-takers in Asia Cup. Every opponent was pulled apart by his style of spin bowling.
- The iconic duo of 2012
The partnership of Nasir Jamshed and Mohd. Hafeez (Pakistan) against India in 2012 has so far been the highest partnership in Asia Cup history. With the score of 224, they still hold their position of being one of a kind even today.