After suffering an early setback with the loss of four wickets in their Asia Cup opener against Pakistan, India managed to stage a remarkable recovery, thanks to an impressive partnership between Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya.
The dynamic duo forged an impressive fifth-wicket stand, amassing a record-breaking 138 runs. However, their progress was halted when Haris Rauf unleashed a well-executed short delivery that sent Kishan back to the pavilion.
Rauf’s exuberant celebration caught everyone’s attention as he urged Kishan to make his way back to the dressing room in a spirited manner. This celebratory moment became a significant talking point in the game.
In the 38th over of the innings, with Kishan comfortably settled at the crease after reaching his half-century, the Pakistani pacer delivered a sharp, short-pitched ball just outside the off-stump. Kishan attempted to pull the shot but mistimed it, making contact with the lower part of his bat. The ball soared into the air, and Babar Azam easily took the catch at mid-on.
Being a Pakistani I think this is Rubbish from Haris Rauf. You getting him out itself is your Victory fazool k aggression ki zarorat nahe. Well Played Ishan Kishan !— Muhammad Najeeb (@mh_najeeeb) September 2, 2023
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Rauf didn’t hold back in expressing his joy at claiming this crucial wicket. He pointed emphatically towards the pavilion, signaling to Kishan to exit the field. This animated moment did not go unnoticed by cricket fans on Twitter, who shared their thoughts and reactions on social media after witnessing the incident.