The India vs Pakistan Asia Cup match was a nail-biting one where India won the battle. However, after the game, the sportsman spirit and the banter were on in Dubai. Meanwhile, photos and video clips of India and Pakistan players meeting and greeting each other went viral in the lead-up to the battle between them also.
However, in a video shared by the BCCI, Virat Kohli was seen signing his No. 18 jersey and gifting it to Pakistan player Haris Rauf. And, the Pakistan pacer can be seen thanking the former India captain as well. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli came up with a heartwarming gesture after India’s 5-wicket win over Pakistan in the last-over thriller on Sunday as well.
The match may be over but moments like these shine bright ✨👌
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 29, 2022
However, after the win, Rohit Sharma said: “Halfway through the chase, we still knew that we can win irrespective of the situation. We had the belief and when you have that belief, these things can happen. It’s about giving clarity to the guys so that they know their roles well. It was a bit challenging but I’ll take wins like this any day over usual victories. Yes, they (India’s pace bowling) have come a long way in the last year or so and they have adapted well to different situations. Since the time he (Hardik) has made his comeback, he’s been brilliant. When he was not part of the team, he figured what he needs to do to his body and his fitness regime, and now he is clocking 140+ easily.”
“His batting quality we all know and it’s been brilliant since his comeback. He is a lot calmer now and more confident about what he wants to do, whether it’s with the bat or with the ball. He can bowl really quick, we saw that today with those short balls. It was always about just understanding his game and he’s doing that well now. In a high-pressure chase with 10 rpo needed, you can panic but he never showed any of that,” he concluded.