Fakhar Zaman lent a hand to the groundstaff at Sri Lanka’s R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo as rain disrupts the India vs. Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 showdown, ensuring the pitch remains protected.

As KL Rahul and Virat Kohli faced a tough Men in Green bowling attack following Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill’s dismissals, rain decided to play spoiler during the Asia Cup 2023’s second match between India and Pakistan. What caught everyone’s eye was Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman, who stepped up to help the ground crew cover the pitch instead of seeking shelter in the dressing room. Zaman’s generous sportsmanship not only garnered admiration but has also quickly become a social media sensation.

Earlier, in a display of batting prowess, Shubman Gill showcased his sublime form by achieving his 10th ODI half-century in just 37 deliveries. Meanwhile, India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, reached a significant milestone, notching up his 50th ODI fifty in a mere 42 balls. Their formidable partnership of 121 runs for the opening wicket positioned India strongly.

However, Pakistan staged a remarkable comeback post the powerplay. Leg-spinner Shadab Khan claimed Rohit Sharma’s wicket after his impressive 56-run innings, while Afridi outwitted Gill with a cunning slower ball, dismissing him for 58.

Cricket fans eagerly anticipate news regarding the match’s continuation, with two potential outcomes in sight. If no more play happens today, the game will recommence from the point it was halted, with India standing at 147 for 2 in 24.1 overs. Alternatively, if the weather clears and a 20-over contest is possible, the umpires will strive to finish the game on the same day, eliminating the need for the reserve day.

Last Updated on September 10, 2023

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