Watch: Virat Kohli hugs Mohammad Rizwan after Pakistan’s win, fans applaud gesture | Cricket News

It could be a tricky defeat to abdomen for India, however skipper Virat Kohli confirmed true sportsmanship after the 10-wicket loss, as he hugged Pakistan opener and wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan, who, together with his skipper Babar Azam, scripted a well-known win for Pakistan of their T20 World Cup opener in Dubai on Sunday.
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After Shaheen Shah Afridi‘s burst of three/31 limited India to 151/7, Rizwan (79* off 55 balls) and Babar (68* off 52) blunted the Indian assault to overtake the objective of 152 with 2.1 overs to spare. It was once Pakistan’s first win in 13 fits in opposition to India up to now within the historical past of 50-over and T20I International Cups.

However the second that the fanatics will take into accout for a very long time got here after the avid gamers shook palms.
India captain Kohli walked as much as Babar and Rizwan and primary shook palms with Babar; and as Rizwan prolonged his hand, he shook palms with the Pakistan wicketkeeper after which hugged him and patted Rizwan at the head.
Rizwan regarded more than pleased to were applauded through Kohli on this approach. It is no secret that Kohli is an idol for lots of within the Pakistan squad as smartly.

Additionally, somewhat later, MS Dhoni, the Group India mentor for the T20 International Cup, was once observed having a dialog with younger Pakistan avid gamers together with their ex-captain Shoaib Malik, who had huddled across the iconic former India captain.

Fanatics from each India and Pakistan applauded the gesture of the avid gamers and the whole spirit of sportsmanship by which the fit was once performed.