On Sunday, rain disrupted the match at the R Premadasa Stadium, leaving Indian and Pakistani fans disappointed during the first innings. However, it did offer an opportunity for players from both teams to strengthen their friendships.
In recent times, cricketers like Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf have frequently been seen bonding with the star players of the Indian team, showcasing the developing camaraderie between players from the two nations.
In a video shared by Pakistan Cricket, speedster Shaheen Afridi was captured presenting a thoughtful gift to his counterpart, Jasprit Bumrah. This gesture came after Jasprit Bumrah’s wife, Sanjana Ganesan, recently welcomed their child.
Bumrah had chosen to be with his family during India’s group stage Asia Cup match against Nepal, and Afridi extended his heartfelt congratulations for this significant life event. During their brief interaction, the Pakistani left-arm quick shared several uplifting messages with Bumrah, who responded with his characteristic smile while expressing gratitude to the 23-year-old for his kind gesture.
These two talented cricketers are scheduled to renew their on-field rivalry on Monday, with the match rescheduled to the reserve day.