Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli gifts signed jersey to Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf after match
Asia Cup 2022: Following the Men in Blue’s exciting five-wicket victory over the Men in Green on Sunday, the former India captain Virat Kohli gave an autographed India jersey to Pakistan’s Haris Rauf.
In the second game of the Asia Cup 2022, played on Sunday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, India defeated Pakistan by five wickets thanks to a key combination between Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya.
BCCI posted a video of a star India batter gifting an India jersey to a Pakistan pacer and wrote, “”The match may be over but moments like these shine bright. A heartwarming gesture by @imVkohli as he hands over a signed jersey to Pakistan’s Haris Rauf post the #INDvPAK game.”
The match may be over but moments like these shine bright ✨👌
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 29, 2022
Coming to the match, Pakistan was dismissed for 148 runs in 19.4 overs. Only Iftikhar Ahmed (28) and opener Mohammed Rizwan (43) were able to make a decent contribution with the bat.
Pakistani hitters were completely overwhelmed by the pace and short deliveries of Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4/26), Hardik Pandya (3/25) and Arshdeep Singh (2/33) and Avesh Khan (1/19), and wickets continued to fall regularly.
India lost KL Rahul for a duck in the opening over of their 149-run chase. After that, the innings was led by Virat Kohli (35) and the captain, Rohit Sharma (12). Theyo both toiled at the other end and put together a 49-run partnership. India held to 3/53 by Mohammed Nawaz’s double strikes, which resulted in the dismissals of Sharma and Kohli.
Following this, the scoreboard moved by a 36-run partnership between Ravindra Jadeja and Suryakumar Yadav. Before Suryakumar sent out for 18 by rookie Naseem Shah. India came close to winning the match thanks to a 52-run partnership between Jadeja (35) and Hardik Pandya (33*). With two balls remaining, the in-form Pandya hit a six to give India a five-wicket victory.
Pakistan’s bowlers Nawaz (3/33) and Naseem Shah (2/27) performed admirably, but not good enough to secure a victory.
Pandya adjudged as ‘Man of the Match’ for his all-round performance.