Indian and Pakistan cricket teams have had a hostile relationship on the field over the years. However, this time around, in a heartfelt moment, Babar Azam and Virat Kohli were seen interacting with each other after the World Cup 2023 match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Kohli gave Babar a signed jersey after the end of the high-voltage game. Although Pakistan lost the match by seven wickets, Babar had a broad smile on his face as Kohli gave him the jersey.
King Kohli gifted a signed Jersey to Babar Azam.
– A lovely gesture by the GOAT…!!! pic.twitter.com/aLReBWOkz8
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 14, 2023
In the highly anticipated World Cup 2023 clash, the Indian bowlers dominated the game and Pakistan’s batting lineup collapsed. The Babar Azam-led squad was going well till 30 overs, but pacer Mohammed Siraj ended the big partnership between Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan.
Mohammed Siraj provided team India with a breakthrough in crucial overs as he dismissed Pakistan skipper Babar Azam. Kuldeep Yadav dismissed Saud Shakeel and Iftikhar Ahmed to put Pakistan batters under pressure and then Jasprit Bumrah clinched Muhammad Rizwan and Shadab Khan’s wicket. The batting lineup crippled and the Indian bowlers bundled them for a low score of 191 runs.
On the other hand Team India started the 192-run chase on a strong note as opener Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill smashed boundaries in quick succession. Shaheen Afridi dismissed Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma. Meanwhile, Hasan Ali dismissed Virat Kohli Shreyas Iyer finished the proceedings in style with a boundary which also brought up his half-century.
India have won three matches in a row and will face Bangladesh in their next match on October 19. Pakistan will be looking to bounce back when they lock horns with Australia on October 20.