Shadab Khan delivers to Rahul, and it’s a magnificent SIX! This undoubtedly qualifies as the standout shot of the match. Even Shadab can’t help but smile in appreciation. The delivery is floated around the off-stump, and Rahul elegantly moves down the track.
Despite not quite reaching the pitch of the ball, he relies on his stature and exquisite wristwork to effortlessly dispatch it over the deep mid-wicket boundary. What’s truly remarkable is that he executed this shot against the spin, making it appear utterly effortless.
The commencement of the Asia Cup match featuring India and Pakistan experienced a delay on Monday due to inclement weather. On Sunday, sporadic rain had led to the postponement of the headline match after India had reached a score of 147 for two in 24.1 overs.
Just before the rain interruption on Sunday, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul were at the crease with 8 and 17 runs to their names, respectively, following impressive half-centuries by the opening pair of Rohit Sharma (56) and Shubman Gill (58).
Rain also played a spoilsport during India’s Asia Cup opener against Pakistan. Weather-related concerns have been a prominent topic of discussion throughout the Asia Cup’s Sri Lanka leg. Rain is predicted to persist in the Sri Lankan capital during the Super 4s stage. The decision by the Asian Cricket Council to allocate a dedicated day for the India-Pakistan clash and the final has ignited a significant debate.