During the ongoing Asia Cup, amidst the intense cricketing rivalries, a heartwarming off-field moment unfolded between India’s Suryakumar Yadav and Pakistani social media sensation Momin Saqib. Momin, who gained fame for his viral “Maaro Mujhe Maaro” reaction to Pakistan’s loss against India in the 2019 World Cup, greeted Suryakumar in the hotel lobby.
A video shared by Momin on Twitter shows the two men sharing a warm hug, with Momin praising Suryakumar for his innovative batting style. In his post, Momin wrote, “The current day and age of cricket requires innovation, and Sky is indeed one of the finest in the game! See you in the final. I always appreciate the love and respect I get from the Indian players!”
The current day and age of cricket requires innovation and sky is indeed one of the finest in the game! See you in the final.
— Momin Saqib (@mominsaqib) September 13, 2023
This heartwarming moment sparked reactions from fans, with many appreciating the camaraderie and mutual respect displayed by the players.
Momin bhai you are Gazab! ❤️ keep spreading happiness. You have a gift of making people smile and laugh. More power to you!
— Saurav Jha (@iamsauravjha) September 14, 2023
Love you momin bhai
— Rai Punjabi (@raipunjabi196) September 13, 2023
SKY meets Momin
— Ali (@marketsgeek) September 13, 2023
SKY the entertainer 🙌
— ~انس~ (@m_anas_28) September 13, 2023
SKY is Cool Guy 👌
— Noman Sarwar (@dexterousbunny) September 13, 2023
Just waiting for tomorrow match
— Areesha Khan (@Areesha_2) September 13, 2023
India and Pakistan have a storied cricketing rivalry, and the encounter in the 2019 World Cup was no exception. India emerged victorious in that match, thanks in part to Rohit Sharma’s brilliant 140 runs in 113 balls, securing an 89-run win.
Momin Saqib’s hilarious post-match monologue, driven by his frustration over Pakistan’s loss, turned him into an overnight internet sensation. Despite Suryakumar Yadav’s absence from the Asia Cup playing eleven, India has performed well, most notably with a resounding 228-run victory over Pakistan.
Suryakumar Yadav’s cricketing prowess is well-recognized, and his recent performances for the Indian team have been impressive. While he may not have featured in the Asia Cup matches yet, his dynamic batting style and ability to innovate in challenging situations make him a valuable asset to the team.
As the Asia Cup progresses, fans eagerly anticipate the possibility of India and Pakistan meeting again in the final, continuing their historic cricketing rivalry.