July 23, 2024

Kohli, Naveen share friendly moment in Delhi | CWC23

India’s captain Virat Kohli and Afghanistan’s fast bowler Naveen-ul-Haq exchanged smiles and hugs after the match in Delhi. Watch the video of their friendly moment and read the full story here.

Kohli, Naveen share friendly moment in Delhi | CWC23
Kohli, Naveen share friendly moment in Delhi | CWC23

India’s captain Virat Kohli and Afghanistan’s fast bowler Naveen-ul-Haq exchanged smiles and hugs after the match in Delhi.

India and Afghanistan played their second match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday, October 11. India won the match by eight wickets, thanks to Rohit Sharma’s record-breaking hundred and Jasprit Bumrah’s four-wicket haul. However, the match also witnessed a heartwarming gesture between India’s captain Virat Kohli and Afghanistan’s fast bowler Naveen-ul-Haq.

Naveen-ul-Haq, who is only 23 years old, impressed with his pace and accuracy in the match. He bowled four overs and conceded only 21 runs, while also taking the wicket of Ishan Kishan. He also showed his aggression and passion on the field, as he had a verbal exchange with Shreyas Iyer after hitting him on the helmet with a bouncer.

However, after the match, Naveen-ul-Haq was seen sharing a friendly moment with Virat Kohli, who is one of his idols. The two players hugged each other and smiled, as Kohli congratulated Naveen-ul-Haq for his performance and encouraged him to keep working hard. Kohli also praised Naveen-ul-Haq for his talent and spirit in the post-match presentation.

The gesture was captured on camera and shared on social media by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and other cricket fans. Many people appreciated the sportsmanship and respect shown by both players, as they set an example for the young cricketers around the world. The video also went viral on YouTube, where it has received over 2 million views and thousands of likes and comments.

India and Afghanistan are both in Group A of the World Cup 2023, along with Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. India have won both of their matches so far, while Afghanistan have lost both of their matches. India will face England in their next match on October 15 at Kolkata, while Afghanistan will face Bangladesh in their next match on October 16 at Dharamsala.

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