Asia Cup 2018: In heart-warming gesture, Chahal ties Pakistan batsman’s shoelaces

first_imgIndia’s leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal’s heart-warming gesture in the Asia Cup match against Pakistan is winning accolades on social media.Chahal was spotted tying the shoelaces of Pakistan player Usman Khan during the first innings of the high-profile contest.Pakistan were 169/9 in 42.4 overs when Chahal gave Usman a helping hand.India vs Pakistan: Highlights | As it happened | PhotosPakistan were soon bowled out for 162 when Jasprit Bumrah cleaned up Usman off the first ball of the 43rd over.After winning the toss and opting to bat on a flat pitch, Pakistan were bowled out for a paltry total. Pakistan batsmen never really found any momentum as they lost wickets at regular intervals.READ – Clinical India demolish Pakistan by 8 wicketsBhuvneshwar Kumar (3/15) sent back openers Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman early on to leave Pakistan struggling with two wickets down after 4.1 overs with just two runs on the board.Players break barriers & how!Yuzvendra Chahal helping a Pakistani player with his shoe laces in today’s match.The second picture is of Pakistani women cricketer, Anam Amin tying the shoe lace of Harpreet Kaur. #AsiaCup2018 #IndiavsPakistan Solanki (@archana0809) September 19, 2018So true…in an age of hashtag nationalism; this right here, is Grace #INDvPAK dutt (@BDUTT) September 19, 2018Tender moments that’s why called cricket is a game of gentlemans and Yuzvendra Chahal played definitely like the Gentleman. Tomar (@amarzsb) September 19, 2018A true #Athlete has #Ethics, #SportsManship and #Camaraderie which only a #Sport can bring #Pakistan ho ya #India, #Insaniat first! Masood (@MaryamMasood80) September 19, 2018Respect #INDvPAK Bollywood (@ahmedzadjali10) September 19, 2018Shoaib Malik (43) and Babar Azam (47) negotiated the spin duo of Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav well and the pair stitched together an 82-run stand for the third wicket.Chinaman Kuldeep triggered Pakistan’s slide with a brilliantly executed wrong un’ that outfoxed Babar when he was looking good.READ – Manish Pandey’s sensational catch wows cricket fansThat opened the floodgates and Pakistan were bundled out for 162 in 43.1 overs.In reply, a quickfire half-century by Rohit Sharma and his 86-run opening stand with Shikhar Dhawan saw India comfortably overhaul the target with a whopping 21 overs to spare.READ – Sarfraz Ahmed admits Pakistan stumped by Kedar JadhavRohit plundered 52 runs off 39 deliveries, hitting six boundaries and three sixes along the way.Dhawan scored 46 runs off 54 balls before a loose shot to a Faheem Ashraf delivery handed an easy catch to Babar Azam at point.Following the duo’s departure, Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik ensured that India crossed the line without losing any more wickets.(With inputs from IANS)last_img

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