Indian players celebrate winning the final with the trophy at the Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Reuters
Pace bowler Mohammed Siraj got four wickets in one over to help skittle Sri Lanka out for 50 on Sunday, a total the Indian openers Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill surpassed in 6.1 overs.
It was India's eighth Asia Cup crown but first major tournament title since winning the same competition in 2018.
"Siraj's dream spell ended India's five-year title drought," The Times of India wrote.
The India Express called it a "Booster shot before World Cup" and praised what it called the team's "clinical and ruthless" performance.
"Triumph lifts India's morale... just in time for the mega-event," it added, referring to the World Cup, which starts on October 5.
(L-R) Shubman Gill, Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli and Mohammed Siraj pose after their team's win in Colombo. AFP
In the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, where the final took place, the mood was gloomy. "Abject surrender of Asia Cup by Sri Lanka," said a headline in the daily FT newspaper.
The home team were bowled out in just 15.2 overs with Siraj ripping through the Sri Lankan batting with his 6-21.
Sri Lanka were playing their 11th Asia Cup final but the 116-minute humiliation left fans disappointed and angry.
Sri Lanka's captain Dasun Shanaka congratulates Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan in Colombo on Sunday AP
One fan complained in a video post on social media that Sri Lanka were all out even before he could get to his seat at the 35,000-capacity Premadasa stadium.
Another on social media said the Sri Lankan innings lasted less than the time taken to drink a bottle of arak, the island nation's firewater spirit made from fermented coconut or sugarcane.
Colombo's Daily Mirror said the final was a "mismatch between two opponents in completely different weight classes.
"As heavyweights India completely battered, bruised, bloodied and bashed-in Sri Lanka's flyweight batting line-up for an emphatic 10-wicket win."
A resilient Afghanistan will fancy their chances of an upset win against the formidable and the favorites Pakistan in their Super 4 match at the Asia Cup in Sharjah on Wednesday.
Afghanistan got their campaign off to a stellar start but lost their momentum with a loss against Sri Lanka, whom they had mauled in the first encounter.
Dasun Shanaka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa held their nerves to steer Sri Lanka to a nail-biting six-wicket victory over India after openers Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis set the tone in their Asia Cup match on Tuesday.
A depleted India will seek to bounce back against a resurgent Sri Lanka on Tuesday after their loss against Pakistan in their Asia Cup Super-4 match in Dubai.
Martin said he felt in strong command of his bike even in the rain, but was happy to collect the points and ready to move on to the next race. "I am so happy," Martin said. "Luckily everyone was OK."
Sheikh Abdullah Bin Hamad Bin Saif Al Sharqi, Chairman of the Emirates Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation, Anis Binous, Chairman of the Organising Committee, and a number of dignitaries attended the final of the three-day championship, which was held at Binous Gym.
The seventh-ranked Jabeur, a three-time Grand Slam finalist, saved her best performance of the tournament for the final and raced to victory in 78 minutes.