Asia Cup 2018: Indian, Afghanistan cricketers console Indian kid after tie

By: Sports Desk | New Delhi |

Published: September 26, 2018 9:56:45 pm

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The match played between India and Afghanistan on Tuesday, which was a dead-rubber, turned out to be one of the most exciting game of the tournament. The match ended up in a tie as India failed to chase down 253 in the 50 overs. While the Afghanistan cricket team and fans were overwhelmed with the outcome, Indian fans looked a bit unsatisfied from the turn of events.

Right after the match, the cameraperson took a shot of a young Indian fan crying in the stands while the man he was with is trying to console. The moment which has gone viral is being widely shared on different social media platforms.

However, while Afghanistan players were returning to the hotel, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Shahzad stopped to click a selfie with the young fan. The gesture shown by Afghanistan cricketers has been widely appreciated by people belonging to both the nations.

Indian pacer Bhuvaneshwar Kumar also tried to cheer up the young fan as he spoke with him on the phone. Spinner Harbhajan Singh on Tuesday had tweeted out the picture of the boy saying, “Koi na putt Rona Nahi hai final aapa jittange (Don’t cry boy we will win the finals).”

Amarpreet Singh while responding to the spinner’s tweet said, “@harbhajan_singh Paaji he is happy now and looking forward to the final on Friday… Really kind of @BhuviOfficial as well to call and console him… We will surely bounce back and it will be our “Fateh” on Friday ?????? Go Team India @BCCI.”

India, who are undefeated in the tournament, will meet the winners of the Bangladesh vs Pakistan match on Friday.

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