Updated: October 26, 2021 9:25:06 am
Despite India’s defeat against Pakistan in the first game of the T20 World Cup, a heartwarming moment shared between captain Virat Kohli and Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam has gone viral with many terming the interaction the “Spirit of Cricket”.
The steady partnership between Mohammad Rizwan and skipper Babar Azam led to India’s defeat by 10 wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, leaving the Indian team and fans feeling truly disappointed. However, a video of Kohli congratulating Azam and hugging Rizwan after the match has won praise online.
Pictures and clips of the moment have been shared by many including the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), former cricketer Irfan Pathan and commentator Harsha Bhogle.
“Really loved the scenes at the end between Virat and Rizwan and Babar and thereafter between some of the younger Pakistan players and Dhoni. Beyond the hype and posturing, this is the true story of sport,” wrote Bhogle while sharing a picture of the three cricketers.
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) October 24, 2021
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 24, 2021
— Tavleen Singh Aroor (@Tavysingh) October 24, 2021
— Syed kamran 🕊 (@Syed_tweets_009) October 24, 2021
Really loved the scenes at the end between Virat and Rizwan and Babar and thereafter between some of the younger Pakistan players and Dhoni. Beyond the hype and posturing, this is the true story of sport.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 24, 2021
— वरुण 🇮🇳 (@varungrover) October 24, 2021
kitni baar jeetogay dil kohli??? pic.twitter.com/mqLvQSDy7h
— Ali 🇵🇰 (@AleyFarooq_) October 24, 2021
Picture of the day!
— Vinesh Prabhu (@prabhu_vinesh94) October 24, 2021
— Ahmer Khan (@ahmermkhan) October 24, 2021
Captions won’t do justice but what a wonderful game of cricket it was.
— MAD (@mad_nessss) October 24, 2021
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