In the exhilarating showdown of cricketing giants, the 12th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 saw India beat Pakistan by seven wickets and extend their flawless CWC record against arch-rivals to an astounding 8-0.
Apart from India’s dominating performance, the match also witnessed a heartwarming act unfold when Team India skipper Rohit Sharma celebrated Men in Blue’s victory in a unique way by pulling off a special fingers-crossed gesture towards his wife, Ritika Sajdeh. The gesture from Rohit quickly went viral on the internet and stole the hearts of cricket fans worldwide.
Pakistan innings: 191/10 (42.5 Overs)
Pakistan’s journey began with determination, but they struggled to gain momentum against a disciplined Indian bowling attack. Despite the efforts of Babar Azam (50) and Mohammad Rizwan (49), Pakistan’s middle and lower order struggled to build substantial partnerships, and their team was ultimately bowled out for a total of 191 runs in 42.5 overs. Jasprit Bumrah emerged as the standout performer, claiming two wickets for just 19 runs in the seven overs he bowled.
India Innings: 192/3 (30.3 Overs)
In reply, India displayed class and composure in their run chase. Leading from the front, Rohit played a blistering knock of 86 runs. Shreyas Iyer also played a vital role, scoring 53 runs and guiding India to a seven-wicket victory.
Though Rohit’s sensational batting couldn’t secure him the Player of the Match award (which went to Bumrah for his exceptional bowling performance), it was his post-match celebration that caught everyone’s attention.
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A touching celebration from Rohit towards Ritika
After the match, the cameras captured a touching moment when Rohit made a special fingers-crossed gesture towards his wife, Ritika, who was present in the stands. This gesture was a testament to the emotional bond shared by the couple and won many hearts.
A glimpse of Rohit’s heartwarming celebration was shared in a video by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), and it quickly spread across social media platforms, garnering immense attention and appreciation from fans worldwide.
Here’s the video:
Interestingly, Ritika has also been seen celebrating Rohit’s exploit with fingers crossed on many occasions previously, and the endearing act by the Mumbai-born cricketer was a reflection of the unwavering support and love that his wife provides him, both on and off the field.
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In the exhilarating showdown of cricketing giants, the 12th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 saw India beat Pakistan by seven wickets and extend their flawless CWC record against arch-rivals to an astounding 8-0. Apart from India’s dominating performance, the match also witnessed a heartwarming act unfold when Team India skipper Rohit Sharma…