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Malik slams Pakistan’s ‘liking and disliking’ culture after Asia Cup loss


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Following Pakistan's loss against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2022 final, veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik blasted the national squad for "prioritizing friendships over merit."

Bhanuka Rajapaksa's unbeaten 71 and Wanindu Hasaranga's key contributions with both and ball fired Sri Lanka to their sixth Asia Cup title with a 23-run win over Pakistan on Sunday.

Malik was dropped from the squad for the Asian mega event.

"When will we come out from friendship, liking & disliking culture? Allah always helps the honest," Malik tweeted, following the home team's loss against Sri Lanka by 23 runs in the tournament.

Pakistan failed to chase the target of 171 and only managed to score 147 runs, while Sri Lanka's bowling line-up claimed wickets of the Green Shirts and lifted the coveted Asia Cup trophy.