In a video shared by BCCI across social platforms, Kohli met Haris after the game and won hearts with his heartwarming gesture
Indian star batter Virat Kohli, after the match against Pakistan, handed over his signed jersey to pacer Haris Rauf.
The 33-year-old Kohli had a decent outing in the Asia Cup 2022 clash against Pakistan on Sunday as he scored 35 off 34 balls in the thriller. Chasing 148, Kohli came to bat at No. 3. He rode his luck but also showed signs of returning to form before falling to the bowling of Pakistan's Mohammad Nawaz.
The former India captain is under scrutiny for his recent lack of big scores and has not scored a century in international cricket since November 2019.
In a video shared by BCCI across social platforms, Kohli met Haris after the game and won hearts with his heartwarming gesture.
The match may be over but moments like these shine bright ✨👌— BCCI (@BCCI) August 29, 2022
A heartwarming gesture by @imVkohli as he hands over a signed jersey to Pakistan's Haris Rauf post the #INDvPAK game 👏👏#TeamIndia | #AsiaCup2022 pic.twitter.com/3qqejMKHjG
Regarding the game, Hardik Pandya's all-round performance helped India held nerves to pull off an exciting five-wicket win over arch-rivals Pakistan in their Asia Cup opener.
Hardik (3/25 in 4 overs) showed his high value under extreme pressure as his well-directed short balls helped India bowl out Pakistan for 147.
It should have been straight forward chase but India's experienced top-three faltered, putting extra pressure on the middle order.
Hardik (33 not out off 17) and Ravindra Jadeja (35 off 29) then shared a 52-run stand to take India on the cusp of a famous win. The star all-rounder's three fours off Haris Rauf off the 19th over effectively sealed the game for India.
With the team needing 6 off three balls, Hardik finished the game with a six off left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz.