There was that element of freedom in his captaincy and he showed his leadership attributes.
How did the third T20I pan out?
Lanka were in a spot of bother at 30/3 and 58/4. However, a 76-run stand for the fifth wicket gave the side a lot to cheer about.
Oshada Fernando stood out with a 48-ball 78*.
His runs helped Lanka get to 147/7.
In reply, Pakistan were going well at 76/1.
But wickets kept tumbling as the pressure built.
They managed 134/6 to lose.
Where do they go from here?
Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka face Australia next in a three-match T20I series respectively. With the ICC World T20 in mind, a young Lankan side has got off to a terrific start in terms of preparations. Pakistan are in a dismal situation and need answers.