India, who remained unbeaten in the tournament, have now won the continental event for a record sixth time.

"With the Asia Cup triumph, team India have proved their dominance in the shortest format of the game and emerged as the best T20 side in Asia. I extend my hearty congratulations to the team on their convincing win over Bangladesh in the final. With India set to host the ICC World T20, this win is a step in the right direction," BCCI President Shashank Manohar said in a release.

Asia Cup: India conquer continent with smashing triumph over Bangladesh

BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur said, "I congratulate team India on winning Asia Cup title for the sixth time. India have performed brilliantly in the tournament that saw a change in format for the first time”.

"India's remarkable run in the T20Is that started from the 3-0 series win on Australian soil, followed by the 2-1 win over Sri Lanka at home puts India in just the right space ahead of the ICC World T20," Thakur added.

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